Following is the Rio Olympics 2016: Daily Schedule of Events in IST on 15th August 2016.
Events featuring Indians
|Sport||Event||Round||Indians in Action||Time|
|Athletics||Men’s Triple Jump||Qualification||Renjith Maheshwary||6:00 PM|
|Athletics||Women’s 200 m||Round 1||Srabani Nanda||6:24 PM|
|Wrestling||Men’s Greco-Roman 85 Kg||Round of 16||Ravinder Khatri||7:02 PM|
|Athletics||Women’s 3000 m Steeplechase||Final||Lalita Babar||7:45 PM|
|Boxing||Men’s Middle weight 75 Kg||Quarterfinals||Vikas Krishnan Yadav||3:30 AM|
|Athletics||Women’s Discus Throw||Qualification||Seema Punia||6:20 AM|
Key Pointers on the Events Indians are part of –
National Champion and Three Time Olympian Renjith Maheshwary has had a great year so far and features in 2016’s Best 10 distances. He jumped a distance of 17.30 m to set the National Record in July, 2016. He has had a history of dismal performances at the Olympics, we can only hope he becomes Third time lucky!
Srabani would look to improve upon her own best timing, a medal expectation from her would be tough given the kind of competition she is up against.
He Qualified for Rio after winning the Silver medal at the Asian Wrestling Qualification Event, his opponent is yet to be decided. Ravinder might be the underdog India needs for a medal in Wrestling!
- Lalita Babar
Lalita smashed the National Record to qualify for the finals of the 3000 m Steeplechase, the Asian Champion became the first Indian in 32 years to enter a final in any track event after the legendary P T Usha. Lalita Babar has already won many hearts and we can expect another inspiring performance from her in the finals.
Vikas, the current World 4th Rank holder will face Bektemir Melikuziev of Uzbekistan in the Quarterfinals and would be looking to avenge his loss at the Finals of the 2015 Asian Boxing Championship. A win here would take him a step closer to that elusive Medal at Rio Olympics.
It would be a tough ask for Seema Punia at the Discus throw Qualifications, she has the 24th best distance this year. A qualification into the finals would be something that she would like to achieve here at Rio.
Read on for the Roundup of last night