After narrowly missing out on a medal yesterday, India would be hoping for a much better day at Rio with Archer Atanu Das, shooter Heena Sidhu and boxer Vikas Krishan taking the field in their respective events. The men’s hockey team will also play their third group match against Argentina today.
Rower Dattu Bhokanal, who finished third in the men’s singles sculls heat 1 on day 1, will be in action for India on Day 4. Bhokanal will be in fourth quarter-final race of the day and will hope for a finish in the top-3 to qualify for the semi-finals.
After a disappointing outing in the 10m air pistol, Heena Sidhu will be hoping for a much better performance in the women’s 25m pistol event. Sidhu will be in the action at 5.30pm and to catch all the live updates about the event, you can follow our blog.
In archery, Atanu Das, who finished 5th in the ranking round, will be in action in the elimination round and will be hoping to move into the next round when he takes on Nepal’s Jitbahadur
After suffering a goal in the last minute against Germany to lose the match 1-2, Indian men’s hockey team will be looking to make amends today, when they take on Argentina in their third group match. India
Boxer Vikas Krishan will open India’s boxing campaign at Rio in the early hours of tomorrow, when he takes the ring in the Round of 32 in the middleweight category. He will face American Charles Conwell in the opening bout.
Here is the schedule for the day (August 9, Day 4):
Event: Men’s Singles Sculls (Quarter-final)
Athlete: Dattu Bhokanal
Time: 5.30pm*, (He will be in action in the fourth quarter-final, the timings will depend on previous races on the day)
Event: Women’s 25m pistol
Athlete: Heena Sidhu
Time: The precision round will be at 5.30pm, while the Rapid round will be at 8.30pm
The semi-final of the event will be at 12am (August 10)
Event: Men’s individual (Round of 64)
Match: Atanu Das vs Jitbahadur Muktan
Match: India men’s hockey team vs Argentina
Event: Middleweight (75kg, Round of 32)
Bout: Vikas Krishan vs Charles Conwell
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