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Rio Olympics 2016: Daily Schedule of Events in IST (09/08/2016)

Sivaramakrishnan S
|Tue Aug 09 2016


Following is the Rio Olympics 2016: Daily Schedule of Events in IST (09/08/2016)

 

Indian events

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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

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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.

Daily Schedule of Events in IST 09/08/2016
India plays Argentina in Men’s Hockey
Important Pointers:
  • 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.


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Sivaramakrishnan S

Sivaramakrishnan S

I love sports. I’m currently pursuing MBA and despite the rat race that’s going on around me, I still like watching test matches. I'm passionate about Chelsea and CSK.

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