Following is the Rio Olympics 2016: Daily Schedule of Events in IST on 11th August.
Time, Event, Indian Participants
4:00 PM, Golf Men’s individual Round 1, Anirbban Lahiri and Shiv Chawrasia
4:30 PM, Badminton Women’s doubles, J. Gutta and A. Ponnappa
4:30 PM, Badminton Men’s doubles, B. S. Reddy and M. Attri
5:30 PM, Archery Women’s individual Round of 16, Bombayla Devi and Deepika Kumari
6:30 PM, Field Hockey (Men), Indian Men’s team
6:40 PM, Badminton Women’s singles, P.V Sindhu
7:30 PM, Boxing Men’s bantam 56 kg Round of 32, Shiva Thapa
7:50 PM, Badminton Women’s singles, Saina Nehwal
4:00 AM (12th August), Field Hockey (Women), Indian Women’s team
5:35 AM (12th August), Badminton Men’s singles, Srikanth Kidambi
Television/ Streaming Information: All matches will be telecasted on the Star Sports network and hotstar.com. All India-centric matches will also be shown on DD National.
World Events to watch:
10:46 PM: Men’s 100m butterfly Heats: This is most probably the last event in which we can witness the legendary swimmer, Michael Phelps swimming live in Olympics, perhaps in any international event. He has, in fact come out of retirement to represent USA at Rio Olympics 2016 only.
00:30 AM (12th August): Women’s individual all-around final: For Simone Biles, the three-time reigning world champion, Rio 2016 might be her first Olympic gold medal, but there is no doubt that she is going to dominate the sport for the next few years. She is a deemed as a once in a lifetime talent and her signature event is the floor routine, an unparalleled display of her strength and stamina.
• Badminton is one of the games in which India has the talent to compete with the best. Saina Nehwal has come out of injuries and has been in an aggressive form recently. She settled with a Bronze in London 2012 Olympics, but she will look to improve upon that. P.V. Sindhu and Srikanth Kidambi are both good players, but lack consistency.
• Indian Golf players have the ability to end Rio 2016 on a high with a podium finish. Anirban Lahiri is reigning number 1 in Asia while SSP Chawrasia won the Indian Open recently.
• Shiva Thapa, at Boxing Men’s 56 Kg category also has the calibre of winning a medal, but has a tough opening draw against the defending champion.
• Indian Men’s Hockey team plays against Netherlands tomorrow. Having already qualified to the quarters, this game doesn’t hold much significance.
This is one of the better days to look forward to as an Indian Olympic fan.