Rio 2016 Olympics India’s Day 1 schedule: Jitu Rai, Men’s Hockey, Sania Mirza in actionhttps://indianexpress.com/sports/rio-2016-olympics/rio-2016-olympics-day-1-whats-in-store-2955710/

Rio 2016 Olympics India’s Day 1 schedule: Jitu Rai, Men’s Hockey, Sania Mirza in action

The first medal events at the Olympics will see sports in Archery, Road cycling, Fencing, Judo, Shooting, Swimming and Weightlifting .

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For India, Jitu Rai, Apurvi Chandela and Ayonika Paul will kick start the 10 metre air rifle event at the National Shooting Centre on August 6. (Source: PTI)

India start their Olympic campaign on Saturday, August 6, with the men’s hockey team taking on Ireland in the group stage. India have sent their largest ever contingent – 118 athletes – to an Olympic event. India’s search for Gold will begin right on Saturday after the opening ceremony at the Marcana Stadium.

The first medal events at the Olympics will see sports in Archery, Road cycling, Fencing, Judo, Shooting, Swimming and Weightlifting vie to bring the tally underway. For India, Jitu Rai, Apurvi Chandela and Ayonika Paul will kick start the 10 metre air rifle event at the National Shooting Centre on August 6. Also involved in shooting on August 6 will be Gurpreet Singh in 10 metre air pistol.

6 Aug 19:30 IST Hockey – MEDAL EVENT MEN’S | IND vs IRL – Indian men’s hockey team will begin their campaign against Ireland in the Group B match on August 6. India remain one of the strong contenders in this year’s Olympics.

6 Aug 17:00 IST Rowing – MEDAL EVENT MEN’S SCULLS Dattu Bhokanal Single – India’s sole rower in Rio will be looking to make a mark in the Men’s singles sculls rowing.

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6 Aug 17:00 IST Shooting – MEDAL EVENT MEN’S SHOOTING | Jitu Rai, Gurpreet Singh 10m air rifle men – The event will take place at the National Shooting Center.

6 Aug 17:00 IST Shooting – MEDAL EVENT WOMEN’S SHOOTING | Apurvi Chandela, Ayonika Paul 10m air rifle women

6 Aug 17:30 IST Table Tennis – MEDAL EVENT MEN’S TABLE TENNIS | Achanta Sharath Kamal, Soumyajit Ghosh will be the ones in action. Ghosh will take on Thailand’s Padasak Tanviriyavechakul in the round 1 of men’s table tennis while Kamal will take on Romania’s Adrian Crisan.

6 Aug 17:30 IST Table Tennis – MEDAL EVENT WOMEN’S TABLE TENNIS | Manika Batra, Mouma Das in women’s singles. Batra will take on Poland’s Katarzyna Grzybowska-Franc in the Round 1 of women’s table tennis. Mouma Das will be pitched against Daniela Monteiro Dodean of Romania in the first round.

6 Aug 19:30 IST Hockey – MEDAL EVENT Men’s Hockey | Indian men’s hockey team led by PR Sreejesh open their Group B campaign against Ireland.

6 Aug 23:00 IST Tennis – MEDAL EVENT MEN’S TENNIS | Leander Paes, Rohan Bopanna, Doubles Paes and Bopanna will face Poland’s Marcel Matkowski and Lukasz Kubot in their opening match.

6 Aug 23:00 IST Tennis – MEDAL EVENT WOMEN’S TENNIS | Sania Mirza, Prarthana Thombare Women’s Doubles Mirza and Thombare will play against China’s Zhang and Peng in the round 1 of women’s tennis doubles.

7 Aug 03:30 IST Weightlifting – MEDAL EVENT WEIGHTLIFTING | Saikhom Mirabi Chanu is involved in the women’s 48-kg event.