August 21, 2016 4:01:57 am
Athletics: Men’s marathon 18:00 hrs: Three soldiers from the Army Sports Institute, Nitender Singh Rawat, T Gopi and Kheta Ram will bring India’s participation in Rio to an end. (Click to know about their journey)
Handball (Men) final 19:00 hrs: Bronze Medal Match between neighbours Germany and Poland.
22:30 hrs: In London, France became the first men’s team to defend their title. Now ‘Les Experts’ aim for a hat-trick of Olympic golds against first-time finalists Denmark, who made it through with a thrilling overtimewin.
Wrestling (Men) 65kg freestyle: 17:00 hrs onwards: Yogeshwar Dutt isn’t wary of waiting till the very end before hitting the mat at the Olympics. This is the 34-year-old’s swansong, and a repeat of London will not only help him achieve what he did in 2012—boosting India’s medal tally on the final day with a severely swollen eye — it will also bring a lot of credibility back to the sport of men’swrestling, which presently is facing some uncomfortable questions.
17:00 hrs: 97kg: Young pretender turned world champion, Kyle Snyder, is set to clash with Russian veteran Anzor ‘God of Thunder’ Boltukayev, who won their last battle. Neither has tasted Olympic glory though.
Volleyball (Men) final: 21:45 hrs: The Maracanazinho Arena in Rio is considered the ‘spiritual home of volleyball’. Brazil have been the bridesmaids on each occasion after winning at Athens in 2004. Will home support help them win their third gold medal against Italy?
18:00 hrs: Bronze Medal: USA v Russia
Rhythmic Gymnastics 19:30 hrs: Group All Round Finals
Women’s boxing middleweight 22:30 hrs: When she was nine, her father was released from prison. It was he who introduced her to boxing. Claressa Shields initially refused but started training two years on. Then when 17, she won gold at London. The world champion’s only loss in 76 bouts overall came back in May 2012.
Boxing (Men) Final 23:45 hrs: Super Heavy (91 kg): Joe Joyce knocked out his 1st opponent with Floyd Mayweather watching from the stands. Now he’s a favourite against Frenchman Tony Yoka.
Final Alarm for Rio Closing ceremony
04:30 hrs, Monday: Apart from the usual cultural performances, the Olympic Channel will be launched.
Hot Pick The Dream Finale: It’s kind of ironic that the most opulent sportsmen in the world will draw the curtains on an Olympics that has set off debates over whether hosting the Games is a good investment. All those in India who usually wake up at odd hours to catch their NBA stars, can for a change see them vie for a 15th gold medal before hitting the bed.
Men’s Basketball Final: 00:15 HRS
Our Pick Riders of the Storm: Two-time gold medallist Julien Absalon suffered a tire blowout in London. Many wrote his epitaph but the Frenchman’s ultimate rivalry with Swiss rider Nino Schurter kept him alive in the game. Both have won five World Championships each but Olympic gold has so far eluded Schurter.
Cycling Mountain Bike Men’s Cross-Country: 21:00 HRS
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