Rio de Janeiro, Aug 12: It is Day 7 of Rio Olympics 2016 and the day comes with a lot of events for India lined up. Starting from archery, to badminton, tennis, golf, shooting and many more events have participants representing India who will look to increase India’s chances to win a medal by winning their respective games. Among the biggest names will be Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna, Gagan Narang, Atanu Das and Vikas Krishan Yadav. Apart from individual events, there will be men’s hockey team who will play their last game of the preliminary round against Canada. Full list of India’s 120 athletes who qualified this year’s for Rio Olympics
It is the second game for Jwala-Ashwini pair. The two started off their Rio journey with a defeat but will look to get back to winning terms. Big day for Vikas Krishnan Yadav who will take part in the Round of 16 to win his place in the quarter-finals. Atanu Das will be the second name aiming to book a spot in the quarter-finals for individual men’s archery.
|04:00 PM Onwards||Golf – Men’s Round 2||Anirban Lahiri, SSP Chawrasia|
|05:30 PM Onwards||50m Rifle prone – Men’s||Gagan Narang, Chain Singh|
|05:30 PM Onwards||Badminton – Women’s doubles||Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponnappa|
|05:30 PM Onwards||Archery-Men’s individual Round of 16||Atanu Das|
|05:30 PM Onwards||Discus throw – Men’s individual||Vikas Gowda|
|06:00 PM Onwards||Skeet – Men’s qualification||Mairaj Ahmad Khan|
|06:35 PM Onwards||Shot put- Women’s qualification||Manpreet Kaur|
|06:40 PM Onwards||800m Walking- Men’s Round 1||Jinson Johnson|
|07:50 PM Onwards||Badminton- Men’s doubles||Manu Attri, BS Reddy|
|08:45 PM Onwards||25m Rapid fire pistol – Men’s||Gurpreet Singh|
|09:00 PM Onwards||Field Hockey – Men||India vs Canada|
|09:20 PM Onwards||Rowing – Men’s single sculls (for Ranking)||Dattu Baban Bhokanal|
|11:30 PM Onwards||Tennis – Mixed doubles||Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna|
|03:00 AM Onwards (August 13)||Boxing – Men’s middle 75 kg||Vikas Krishan Yadav|
|05:35 AM Onwards (August 13)||Race- Men’s 400m||Muhammad Anas Yahiya|
|05:50 AM Onwards (August 13)||Long jump – Men’s||Ankit Sharma|
Day 6 remained mixed for India. Indian archers Bombayla Devi and Deepika Kumari failed to progress to the quarter-finals losing in the Round of 16. On the other hand, in badminton, both Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu qualified for the next round. In doubles, India’s performance remained disappointing as the pairs of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa in women’s doubles and B Sumith Reddy and Manu Attri in men’s doubles failed to proceed to the next round. India’s hopes in badminton for the day lies upon shuttler Srikanth Kidambi who will participate in the men’s singles event.
India’s performance in golf was also not as promising as both Anirban Lahiri and SS Chaurasia started off with a not-so-impressive show, having tied at 27 and 49 respectively. The two will try their luck in Round 2.