Rio 2016 | Lalita Babar and Vikas Krishan to fly the Indian flag on Day 10

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Rio 2016 | Lalita Babar and Vikas Krishan to fly the Indian flag on Day 10

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After nine days of disappointments, India’s hopes of a medal on Day 10 will depend on boxer Vikas Krishan who will be fighting his quarterfinal bout today. Also in action will be Lalita Babar, in the women’s 3000m steeplechase final, while Greco-Roman Wrestling will also start today.

Athletics will be the big event on Day 10 of the Rio Olympics for India. Apart from Lalita Babar in the 3000m steeplechase final, Renjith Maheswary, who has the third-best distance in the world in 2016, will be in action in the men’s triple jump qualification round. In women’s 200m round 1, Srabani Nanda will race against the best in the world, while Seema Antil will participate in the qualification round of the women’s discus throw event.

Wrestling action will also start in the Rio Olympics today, and India’s hopes will be on Ravinder Khatri in the men’s Greco-Roman 85kg category.

In badminton, PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth will be in action in the Round of 16 and will face Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu Ying and Denmark's Jan O Jorgensen. 

The other event for India on the day will be the quarter-final bout of boxer Vikas Krishan. The 24-year-old will face 2015 World Amateur Boxing Championship silver medallist and Asian Championship gold medallist Bektemir Melikuziev in a bid to secure a medal in the Games.

Here is the full schedule of August 15, Day 10:


Event: Men’s Triple Jump Qualification Round

Athlete: Renjith Maheswary

Time: 6pm

Event: Women’s 200m Round 1

Athlete: Srabani Nanda

Time: 6.05pm

Event: Women’s 3000m Steeplechase final

Athlete: Lalita Babar

Time: 6.55pm


Event: Men’s Greco-Roman 85kg Round of 16

Match: Ravinder Khatri vs * to be determined

Time: 7.02pm


Event: Men’s middleweight Quarter-Final

Bout: Vikas Krishan vs Bektemir Melikuziev

Time : 3:30 AM


Event: Women’s Discus Throw Qualification Round

Athlete: Seema Antil

Time: 5am


Event: Men's Round of 16

Match : Kidambi Srikanth vs  Jan O Jorgensen

Time: 5.30pm

Event: Women's Round of 16

Match : PV Sindhu vs Tai Tzu Ying

Time: 2am

*Correction: The schedule of the Badminton matches were updated at 2.30pm on August 15. 

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