Olympic first-timers Parupalli Kashyap and Soumyajit Ghosh brought cheers to the Indian camp on an otherwise dismal day as the country's other sportspersons stumbled at the first hurdle of the Olympic Games here Saturday.
Shuttler Kashyap and paddler Ghosh managed to win their first round battles on a day when their teammates in badminton and table tennis disappointed alongside those in archery, shooting, weightlifting, rowing, tennis and boxing.
Kashyap seemed in great touch as he sped past Belgian Yuhan Tan 21-14, 21-12 in a 38-minute Group D match at the Wembley Arena to move to the second round.
Image: Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap in action against Belgiums Tan Yuhan during their first round match at the Olympic Games in London on Saturday. Kashyap won the match