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Rio Olympics 2016 schedule, day 13: PV Sindhu plays semis; Babita Kumari starts campaign

Which sports will Team India compete in on day 13 of the Rio Olympics?

Day 13 of the Rio Olympics 2016 will see Indians in action across three sports - golf, wrestling and badminton.

File photo of Babita Kumari at the Olympics. AFP

File photo of Babita Kumari. AFP

Who will be the Indian athletes in action?

The biggest game for India on Thursday will be the badminton women's singles semifinal match between PV Sindhu and Japan's Nozomi Okuhara. Sindhu will be aiming to become the first Indian to reach the badminton finals at Olympics. A win will guarantee a medal for the Indian and, after her performance against world number two Wang Yihan, it won't be an unrealistic expectation.

In wrestling, India's Babita Kumari will begin her campaign in the women's freestyle 53 kg event on Thursday, in her round of 16 match against Maria Prevolaraki from Greece. Babita, considered to be one of India's most promising wrestlers, will be keen to emulate, or better, compatriot Sakshi Malik's medal-winning feat.

Meanwhile, Aditi Ashok, will be continuing her golf campaign in the second round of the women's competition. The 18-year-old had fired a flawless three-under 68 to finish tied for seventh after the opening round, and will be keen to capitalise on her great start to continue to move up the rankings.

Here are all the Indians in action on day 12

PV Sindhu - Badminton, women's singles semifinal

Babita Kumari - Wrestling, women's freestyle 53 kg round of 16

Aditi Ashok - Golf, women's second round

PV Sindhu at the Olympics. AP

PV Sindhu. AP

What time will these events happen? (all times in IST)

Aditi Ashok will be start her second round from 4.00 PM onwards.

Babita Kumari will take on Greece's Maria Prevolaraki in her round of 16 bout at 7.10 PM.

PV Sindhu's semifinal match against Nozomi Okuhara is scheduled for 7.30 PM.

What are India's medal prospects?

The biggest medal hope for India on day 13 will be Babita Kumari, who is a Commonwealth Games gold-medallist and one of the strongest in her weight category.

PV Sindhu's match will also be crucial, as a win will ensure India a medal. A loss will also give her another shot at a medal, in the bronze medal playoff.

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