Following is the daily schedule of events for India at Olympics on 17th August 2016 (In IST) –
|Sport||Event||Round||Indians in Action||Time|
|Golf||Women’s Individual||Round 2||Aditi Ashok||4:00 PM|
|Wrestling||Women’s Freestyle 53 Kg||Round of 16||Babita Kumari||7:10 PM|
|Badminton||Women’s Singles||Semi Finals||P V Sindhu||7:30 PM|
Television/ Streaming Information: All matches would 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. She was 7th after Round 1 and we can expect a good run from her in Round 2 as well.
Coming from a family of wrestlers, Babita is a strong medal contender in Wrestling for India and after the great show from Sakshi Malik all eyes would be on Babita to bring home the 2nd medal from the wrestling arena. She is a Bronze medalist at the World Wrestling championship and is also the defending Commonwealth Gold Medalist. She is up against Maria Prevolaraki from Russia, a Quarterfinalist at London Olympics. The nation would be behind Babita to bring home another medal, we wish her the best!
P V Sindhu
P. V Sindhu’s inspired performance in the Quarterfinals against the World No 2 Wang Yihan was a stellar show of grit and determination. In the Semi Finals she is up against the World No. 6 Nozomi Okuhara of Japan, and Sindhu has a 1-3 win-loss record against her. Time and again Sindhu has beaten more fancied opponents at big tournaments. However, the failure to beat the less celebrated ones has been her undoing until now. We hope Sindhu doesn’t succumb under pressure and would play her best to outnumber her higher ranked opponent to move a step closer to her first Medal at Rio Olympics!