After a stunning victory in the Semi Finals of the Badminton Women’s Singles event, all eyes would be on P V Sindhu to get the first Gold Medal for India at Rio 2016. Following is the daily schedule of events for India at Olympics on 19th August 2016 (In IST) –
|Sport||Event||Round||Indians in Action||Time|
|Golf||Women’s Individual||Round 3||Aditi Ashok||4:00 PM|
|Athletics||Men’s 50 Km Walk||Finals||Sandeep Kumar||4:30 PM|
|Wrestling||Men’s Freestyle 57 Kg||Round of 16||Sandeep Tomar||7:02 PM|
|Badminton||Women’s Singles||Gold Medal Match||P V Sindhu||6:55 PM|
|Athletics||Women’s 20 Km Walk||Finals||Khushbir Kaur & Sapana||11:00 PM|
|Athletics||Women’s 4x400m Relay||Round 1||5:21 AM|
|Athletics||Men’s 4×400 Relay||Round 1||5:50 AM|
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.
Some of the Key Pointers for 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 8th after Round 2 and we can expect a good run from her in Round 3 as well.
P V Sindhu
Sindhu’s inspired performance in the Quarterfinals against the World No 2 Wang Yihan and a thrilling straight set victory again World No. 6 Nozomi Okuhara has raised expectations for us. Time and again Sindhu has beaten more fancied opponents at big tournaments. She is up against the double time World Champion Carolina Marin, both of them playing their maiden Olympics finals. It would be a tough task ahead for Sindhu but it’s not impossible. Carolina has a 4-3 win-loss ratio against PV Sindhu and Sindhu would love to make it even with the Spaniard at the biggest stage of her career.
The other track and field events today have decent Indian representation and it would be a great achievement for the Athletes to make it to the finals of their respective events against the toughest field of athletes.