Let us have a look at 6 Indian athletes who held a lot of promise but failed to deliver as expected

Abhinav Bindra: Bindra rose to ultimate fame after winning the gold medal in 10 m air rifle event at Beijing Olympics, 2008. This achievement made him a historic figure as he became the first ever Indian athlete to win an individual gold medal at Olympics. However, he could not repeat his performance in this edition of Summer Games, losing on bronze by a whisker.

Sania Mirza And Rohan Bopanna: Mixed doubles was the tennis format touted as one of the biggest medal hopes for the country, considering the fact that there were only 10 pairs and success only in mere three matches would have assured India a medal. Country's highest ranking players Sania and Bopanna failed to prove their mettle, though, and lost the bronze match to L. Hradecka and R. Stepanek of Czech Republic.

Jitu Rai: Nominee for Khel Ratna award this year, Jitu Rai is a professional shooter who competes in the 10 metre air pistol and 50 metre pistol events. However, this Commonwealth and Asian Games gold medallist was unsuccessful in making a mark this time around and eventually ended at 8th and 12th rank in 10m and 50m air rifle events respectively.

Saina Nehwal: Former world number one and badminton bronze medal winner in London Olympics 2012, Saina Nehwal was probably one of India's biggest disappointments at the Rio Games. Saina failed to make it to the quarterfinals after suffering a shock defeat against Maria Ulitina of Ukraine. The ace Indian shuttler has been struggling with a knee injury for a long time and also underwent a surgery for the same recently.

Yogeshwar Dutt: Bronze medallist at 2012 London Olympics and gold medallist at 2014 Commonwealth Games, Yogeshwar could not make it past the qualifiers at Rio Olympics. Featuring among the last few events of the Games, Yogeshwar was expected to end India's run on a high note but unfortunately his performance could not match the level of his opponent, Mongolia's Mandakhnaran Ganzorig.

Gagan Narang: Narang was the first Indian to qualify for London Olympics, where he eventually landed with a bronze medal in 10 m air rifle event. However, this repeat gold medallist at Commonwealth Games seemed out of form at Rio Olympics and ended up with 23rd, 13th and 33rd rank in 10 m air rifle, 50 m rifle prone and 50 m rifle three positions events.

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