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Rio Olympics 2016 schedule, day 7: Action-packed day for India as athletics campaign begins


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

Day seven of the Rio Olympics 2016 will see Indians in action across nine sports – Golf, shooting, badminton, archery, athletics, hockey, rowing, tennis and boxing.

Rio de Janeiro: Sania Mirza and Rohan bhopanna play against S. Stosur and J. Peers of Australia during the mixed doubles 2016 Summer Olympics at Rio de Janeiro in Brazil on Thursday . PTI Photo by Atul Yadav(PTI8_12_2016_000025B)

Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna play against S. Stosur and J. Peers of Australia during the mixed doubles event. PTI

Who will be the Indian athletes in action?

India's Anirban Lahiri and SSP Chawarasia will participate in round two of the event on Friday. Lahiri and Chawrasia scored three-over 74 and 71 respectively in the opening round.

In shooting, three Indians will be in action on Friday. Gagan Narang will kick-off the shooting events of the day in the Men's 50m rifle prone. He had earlier failed to qualify in the men's 10m air rifle event and would be looking to at least clinch qualification this time around. In other events, Mairaj Ahmad Khan will take part in the men's skeet qualification and Gurpreet Singh will be eyeing qualification in the Men's 25m rapid fire pistol event.

India's badminton campaign will continue on Friday with the women's doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa taking on Netherlands' Piek and Muskens. In the men's doubles event, Olympics debutantes BS Reddy and Manu Attri will match up with Chinese pair of B Chai and W Hong in their group D preliminaries. Jwala-Ashwini and the men's doubles pair of Attri-Reddy both lost their opening preliminary matches on day six of the Olympics.

In archery, India's Atanu Das will be in action for his round of 16 Men's individual event. He will be up against Lee Seung-yun of South Korea, who is ranked sixth in the world.

The Indian men's hockey team will take the field against Canada in their fifth and last pool match, following their 2-1 loss to Netherlands in their previous outing. The team failed to convert as many as five penalty corners seconds from the final hooter to go down 1-2 against Netherlands, but still managed to book a quarterfinal berth.

Dattu Bhokanal will take part in the rowing semifinal C/D 2 event. He is already out of medal contention in the event and will take part for ranking purposes only.

India's tennis' mixed doubles pair of Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna will be up against Great Britain's Andy Murray and Heather Watson. Mirza-Bopanna started their campaign on a positive note in their opening match of the campaign, defeating Sam Stosur and Jonathan Peers of Australia in straight sets.

In boxing, India's Vikas Krishan Yadav will continue his quest for an Olympic medal in the men's middle weight 75kg category round of 16 bout. He will face Önder Şipal of Turkey. In the round of 32 stage, he had defeated Charles Conwell of the United States 3-0.

With the athletics events kicking off from Friday, India will field eight individual athletes in six events. Manpreet Kaur's women's shot-put qualifier will start things off, followed by Vikas Gowda's qualification for men's discuss throw. Jinson Johnson will take part in the Men's 800m Round one. He will take part in Heat three of the event.

Krishnan GanapathiGurmeet Singh and Manish Singh will participate in the Men's 20km walk finals. Whereas, Muhammed Anas Yahiya will try his luck in Round one of the Men's 400m race in heat seven. Ankit Sharma will represent India in the Men's long jump qualifiers early Saturday morning.

SSP Chawrasia, of Indi, plays out of the rough to the fifth green during a practice round for the men's golf event at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

SSP Chawrasia, of India, plays out of the rough to the fifth green during a practice round for the men's golf event. AP

Here are all the Indians in action on day seven – Friday and early Saturday morning:

Anirban Lahiri - Golf, Round two

SSP Chawarasia - Golf, Round two

Gagan Narang - Shooting, Men's 50m rifle prone qualifier

Mairaj Ahmad Khan - Shooting, Men's skeet qualifier

Gurpreet Singh - Shooting, Men's 25m rapid fire pistol qualifier

Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa - Badminton, women's doubles prelims

BS Reddy and M Attri - Badminton, men's doubles prelims

Atanu Das - Archery, men's individual round of sixteen

Indian men's hockey team - Hockey, Prelim match

Dattu Baban Bhokanal - Rowing, Semifinal C/D 2

Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna - Tennis, Mixed doubles quarterfinals

Vikas Krishan Yadav - Boxing, Men's middle weight 75kg round of sixteen

Vikas Gowda - Athletics, Men's discuss throw qualifier

Manpreet Kaur - Athletics, Women's shot put qualifier

Jinson Johnson - Athletics, Men's 800m round one

Krishnan Ganapathi - Athletics, Men's 20km walk final

Gurmeet Singh - Athletics, Men's 20km walk final

Manish Singh - Athletics, Men's 20km walk final

Muhammed Anas Yahiya - Athletics, Men's 400m round one

Ankit Sharma - Athletics, Men's long jump qualifier

Atanu Das of India competes in the Men's archery Individual 1/16 Eliminations. REUTERS

Atanu Das of India competes in the Men's archery Individual 1/16 Eliminations. Reuters

 

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

Golf: Anirban Lahiri and SSP Chawarasia will participate in round two of the event, which starts at 4:00 pm.

Shooting:  Gagan Narang will start his 50m rifle prone qualifier at 5:30 pm.
Mairaj Ahmad Khan's Men's skeet qualifier is scheduled for 6:00 pm.
Gurpreet Singh's will participate in the Men's 25m rapid fire pistol event at 8:45 pm.

Badminton: Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa will play Netherlands' S Piek and E Muskens in their second preliminary group A match at 5:30 pm.
BS Reddy and Manu Attri will match up with Chinese pair of B Chai and W Hong in their group D preliminaries at 7:50 pm.

Archery: Atanu Das will be in action for his round of 16 Men's individual event against Lee Seung-yun of South Korea at 5:43 pm.

Hockey: The Indian men's hockey team will take the field against Canada in their fifth and last pool match at 9:00 pm.

Rowing: Dattu Bhokanal will take part in the rowing semifinal C/D 2 event at 9:20 pm.

Tennis: Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna's mixed doubles match against Great Britain's Andy Murray and Heather Watson will be up at 11:30 pm.

Boxing: Vikas Krishan Yadav's round of 16bout in the men's middle weight 75kg category against Önder Şipal of Turkey is scheduled for 3:30 am (Saturday).

Athletics: Manpreet Kaur's Women's shot-put qualifier will take place at 6:35 pm.
The Men's 800m Round one heat three featuring Jinson Johnson is scheduled for 6:56 pm.
Vikas Gowda's qualification for men's discuss throw will start at 7:25 pm.
Krishnan Ganapathi, Gurmeet Singh and Manish Singh will participate in the men's 20 km walk finals. The event will start at 11:00 pm.
Ankit Sharma will represent India in the Men's long jump qualifiers early Saturday morning at 5:50 am.
Muhammed Anas will try his luck in Round one of the Men's 400m race in Heat seven scheduled for 6:23 am (Saturday).

Vikas Krishan of India reacts after winning his bout against Charles Conwell of USA in the Men's Middle 75kg Round of 32 Bout. Reuters

Vikas Krishan of India reacts after winning his bout against Charles Conwell of USA in the Men's Middle 75kg Round of 32 Bout. Reuters

What are India's medal prospects?

The Men's 20 km walk final will be the only medal event for day seven of the Games. Krishnan Ganapathi, Gurmeet Singh and Manish Singh will be in contention for a medal in the event. Apart from the three, no other Indian athlete will be involved in a medal event on Friday. However, the day will be very crucial as India's medal chances will be largely dependent on how the players perform, especially in tennis, badminton, archery  and boxing.

First Published On : Aug 12, 2016 13:50 IST

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