Following is the Rio Olympics 2016: Daily Schedule of Events in IST on 17th August 2016-
|Sport||Event||Round||Indians in Action||Time|
|Golf||Women’s Individual||Round 1||Aditi Ashok||4:00 PM|
|Badminton||Men’s Singles||Quarterfinals||Srikanth Kidambi||5:50 PM|
|Wrestling||Women’s Freestyle 58 Kg||Qualifications||Sakshi Malik||6:38 PM|
|Wrestling||Women’s Freestyle 48 Kg||Round of 16||Vinesh Phogat||7:02 PM|
|Athletics||Women’s 800 m||Round 1||Tintu Lukka||7:39 PM|
Television/ Streaming Information: All matches will be telecast live on the Star Sports network and hotstar.com. All India-centric matches will also be shown on DD National.
Indians in Action
This teenage sensation from Bengaluru has already made a name for herself in the Professional circuit ever since she won the qualifying finals to earn a full card on the Ladies European Tour (LET). She has six international wins, 17 titles including 5 Low Amateur finishes in LPGA/LET events, and has an impressive tally of top 10 finishes. She is also the first Asian to win the 2015 St. Rule Trophy and Lawson Trophy (St Andrews Links). Aditi is also the first Asian as silver medallist and runner-up at the International European Ladies Amateur Championship in 2015. A good finish at Rio would do a world of good to her career and give her great confident going into the future.
Srikanth has a tough task ahead of himself in the Quarterfinals as he faces the reigning Olympic and World Champion Lin Dan. His all-out attack game might come in handy as he has a record for creating upsets, Srikanth has a 1-2 win-loss record against Lin Dan, having defeated the World Champion at his home turf in 2014 to win the China Open Super Series. A major upset here would make him a strong contender for the medals for sure.
Sakshi Malik earned her ticket to Rio by defeating a former World Champion at the Rio Qualifiers at Istanbul, she is a strong contender in the category. Her recent laurels include a Bronze Medal at the Asian Championship in 2015 and a Silver at the Commonwealth Games in 2014.
Cousin of Geeta Phogat, wrestling runs in her blood. The World Number 13, is up against the world to prove her mettle and qualifying after winning the gold at the World Qualification tournament beating the former World No. 2 has set the right tone for her. We just hope today is her day and she comes up with a spirited performance against the Romanian Emilia Alina Vuc.
Having made it to the Semi Finals at 2012 London Olympics, Tintu will be keen to advance at least one step further and has the ability to make it to the final eight of the Women’s 800m event at Rio Olympics 2016. Trained by the legendary P T Usha, Tintu is the best Bet for India in Athletics at Rio, However, a place in the final and a good showing at Rio will be considered a fine return from the 27-year-old athlete.