Following is the Rio Olympics 2016: Daily Schedule of Events in IST (09/08/2016)
Time, Event, Indian Participants
5:00 PM, Rowing Men Single Sculls Qualification, Dattu Bhokanal
5:30 PM, Shooting (Women) Women’s 25 m pistol, Heena Sidhu
7:30 PM, Field Hockey (Men), Indian Men’s team
8:06 PM, Archery (Men) Individual Eliminations, Atanu Das
02:45 IST (10th August), Boxing Middleweight 75 kg, Vikas Krishan
World Events to watch:
9:30 PM: Men’s Rugby: USA vs Argentina. The sport returns to Olympics after a gap of 92 years. USA won gold the last time the game was a part of Olympics, in 1924. They are the defending champions and will be all eager to get gold once more.
00:09 AM (10th August): Women’s Individual Eliminations (Archery): Iran’s flag bearer, Zahra Nemati was once a taekwondo black belt. But an unfortunate car accident left her paralysed below hips. Thereafter she practiced archery, and in fact won a gold medal in London Olympics 2012. Now, she is now the flag bearer of Iran. An inspirational story indeed.
- Indian Men’s team plays Argentina in hockey. Argentina is a tricky team and they held the highly rated Netherlands to a draw in their opening game.
- Dattu Bhokanal will compete in the quarters. He finished 3rd in his heat and 15th overall in the qualification round and will be closely followed tomorrow.
- Vikas Krishnan is one of the medal prospects for India and his first knock out game is against Charles Conwell (United States).
- Atanu Das, who performed respectably in the ranking round and secured 5th rank will compete against Nepal’s veteran Jitbahadur Muktan, who secured 60th rank. It should ideally be a cake walk for Atanu Das based on the ranking.
After quite a few disappointing days, let us hope it is an eventful day for India.