Athletics 16:30 hrs: Men’s 50 km Race Walk, with Sandeep Kumar the sole Indian. 23:00 hrs: Women’s 20 km Race Walk: Khushbir Kaur, who clinched silver at the Asian Games and sub-inspector Sapna Punia are on show.
Badminton 18:55 hrs: Sindhu will be vying for gold against Spain’s Carolona Marin, the World No. 1.
Golf (Women) 16:00 hrs: Aditi was at one point on top of the leaderboard in Round 2.
Wrestling (Men) 18:30 hrs: Freestyle 57 kg/74 kg: Sandeep Tomar will look to do a Sakshi Malik.
Athletics 05:10 hrs/05:40 hrs: Men’s/Women’s 4×400 Relay Heats with Indian teams in action .
Women’s Pole Vault Final 05:00 hrs: Defending champion Jennifer Suhr (in pic) placed second in the qualification round and is battling a viral infection but the current indoor world champion looks good for a second straight gold with no Yelena Isinbayeva to challenger her.
06:45 hrs: Women’s 4×100 Relay Final, where Jamaica are favourites.
Women’s 5000m Final 06:10 hrs: Almaz Ayana showed that the future of Ethiopia’s indelible domination over long-distance running is in safe hands by not only outpacing legendary compatriot,Tirunesh Dibaba, in the 10,000m, but also setting a new world record. There will be no Dibaba for company in the 5000m.
Basketball (Men) 00:00 hrs: Semifinal: They made the headlines even before they took to the court, for their lavish choice of residence in Rio. Their wins have been more facile than comprehensive, with the rest of the world insisting that they are no longer in ‘awe’ of the Dream Team but keener than ever to beat them. Against Spain, they will come up against a familiar foe in Pau Gasol, an NBA legend himself.
Football (Women) final 02:00 hrs: Considering they broke a million Brazilian hearts by denying Marta her final shot at Olympic glory, the Swedes shouldn’t expect much support as they take on Germany.
Water Polo (Women) 00:00 hrs: Final: USA have never failed to come out of an Olympics with a medal in the event. Now, Italy wait in the wings to stop their supremacy.
Hot Pick ‘Bolt’ing into sunset
Rihanna, Beyonce and Nicki Minaj. That is Usain Bolt’s fantasy relay team. He might well vie for and win gold even with that glamorous motley crew some day. But the tempo of the world we know will be set back to ‘normal’ as the fastest man in history ambles past the finish line one final time, in what will be the quickest farewell ever.
Men’s 100m Relay Final: 07:05 HRS
Our Pick Steven Lopez: He has been synonymous with taekwondo and the Olympics ever since his sport was included in 2000. They even introduced a ‘Steven Lopez Rule’ to bar one of his defensive moves. At 37, the three-time medalist is preparing for his final bow, and he’s confident of taking it with gold around his neck.
Taekwondo Men’s 80 kg: 17:45 HRS
Story to Follow Estelle Mossely (France) Lightweight Boxer The Will Smith fan tried her hand at classical ballet, swimming and figure-skating before settling for boxing. Had to sacrifice a lot to balance studies and training . Has a job with Allianz as developer designer. (Final:00:30 hrs)