The Indian contingent at the Rio 2016 Olympics is slowly getting slimmer as the Games enter its second week. India is yet to open its medal account and have only some contenders left.
With the shooters disappointing, India is hoping for a medal from other sports and once again its athletes will begin their search for the elusive medal.
Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna will once again take court to give India’s its first medal after they fail to win the semi-final on Saturday.
Dipa Karmakar will the biggest news of the day as she competes in the final of vaults. Badminton singles will be back again as Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth are in action. The last shooting event of Rio Games will be held on Sunday as men’s 50 m rifle 3 position will also be on Sunday. Gagan Narang will be India’s representation.
Boxer Manoj Kumar will play his pre-quarters on Sunday and the men’s hockey team will also play in the quarter-finals against Belgium.
In athletics, women’s marathon is the only event India’s representation is making its presence. OP Jaisha and Kavita Raut are the two athletes.
Women’s Vault Final; 23:17 hrs
By now, an entire nation is aware that she’s going to attempt her trademark Produnova, and also that she is India’s brightest medal hope presently.
Tennis (Mixed doubles)
Bronze & Gold Medal Matches; 00:30 hrs & 01:50 hrs
Sania Mirza & Rohan Bopanna will either vie for bronze or be guaranteed a medal in the final.
Field Hockey (Men)
Quarterfinal: India vs Belgium; 21:00 HRS
India take on the surprise table-toppers.
Men’s 50 m Rifle 3 Position (Qualification & Final); 17:30 hrs, 21:30 hrs
Gagan Narang looks for a repeat of London.
Women’s Singles; Men’s Singles
17:25 hrs,19:45 hrs, 19:10 hrs
1800 hrs IST
Kavita Raut & OP Jaisha are in the mix
Men’s Welterweight 64kg (Round of 16); 21:45 hrs
Manoj Kumar is up against Uzbek Fazliddin Gaibnazarow.
Men’s Individual (Final day); 15:30 hrs
Men’s 100 m final: (06:55hrs): According to Jennifer Bolt, the only time her son’s been slow is while she was delivering him. Usain’s ever since made up for it and nobody in eight years has even come close to catching his shadow as Rio braces up for its Bolt moment.
Men’s Boxing: Bantamweight (56 kg) Round of 16 (08:45 hrs):Named after legendary rapper Tupac, American teenager Shakur Stevenson is rated among the brightest prospects in the sport. Furthermore, he has an 23-0 undefeated streak on foreign soil.
Women’s triple jump: Final (05:25 hrs): She grew up in a ramshackle shack, and her talent was spotted by a long-jump legend on Facebook who took her under his wing. Now, the youngest woman to cross the 15-m mark, Yulimar Rojas, looks set to end the dominance of Caterine Ibarguen & Olga Rypakova.
Cycling Track: Men’s Sprint Finals (01:34 hrs): Since Beijing, Great Britain’s Jason Kenny has dominated the team sprint event, but only won gold at London 2012.