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.
In the track and field events, the Indian will be looking to reach the finals of their respective event. Shooter will continue their qualification in the men’s skeet adn 25m rapid fire pistol on the second day.
Badminton will also be the sport where India will be represented on Saturday with the men’s and women’s doubles team in action.
Women’s 3000m Steeplechase round 1; Women’s 400m round 1; Women’s 100m Semifinal & Final;
18:35 hrs, 19:30 hrs, 05:30 hrs
Lalitha Babar, the first Indian woman steeplechaser to reach a world final and Sudha Singh set us off . Nirmala Sheoran and Dutee Chand* will then be seen in 400m and 100m respectively.
Men’s Individual (Day 3); 16:00 Hrs
Anirban Lahiri and SSP Chawrasia are still in contention.
Field Hockey (Women)
India vs Argentina; 18:30 HRS
India need to beat Argentina and then hope Japan lose to Australia to make the quarters.
Men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol (Qualification & Finals); Men’s Skeet (Qualification & Finals)
17:30 hrs & 21:00 hrs, 18:00 hrs & 23:30 hrs
Gurpreet looks to build on his 10th position in the 25m rapid fire pistol, while Mairaj looks to do the same in the skeets
Women’s Doubles; Men’s Doubles
19:15 hrs, 04:25 hrs
Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna are one win away from an assured medal. They will be up against America’s Venus Williams and Rajeev Ram
20:30 hrs onwards
Men’s Long Jump Final
Ankit Sharma* is at his maiden Games.
(*If they make it past their respective qualification rounds)
Men’s 10,000m: Final (05:57 hrs): Great The reigning king of long-distance running, Mo Farah, is looking to become only the second man after Flying Finn, Lasse Viren to successfully defend the 5000 m & 10,000 m gold that he won, along with a billion hearts, in London.
Men’s Football: Quarterfinal: Portugal vs Germany (21:30 hrs): With the Portuguese having finally put themselves on the football map with the Euro victory, their U-23 team will look to add more glory, starting with a quarterfinal clash against the world champs.
Men’s Boxing: Heavyweight (91kg) semifinal (03:15 hrs): The name ‘Savon’ will again be associated with an Olympic medal. From Barcelona 1992 to Sydney 2000, Felix Savon won consecutive boxing golds for Cuba. Now his nephew Erislandy is guaranteed at least a bronze..
Men’s Long Jump: Final (05:23 hrs): Greg Rutherford once had trials with English football club Aston Villa, but decided to stick with athletics. At Rio 2016, he will defend the long jump gold.