Rio 2016 | PV Sindhu’s gold-medal match the biggest event for India on Day 14

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Rio 2016 | PV Sindhu’s gold-medal match the biggest event for India on Day 14

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SportsCafe Desk

08/19/2016

PV Sindhu, who created history by becoming the first-ever Indian shuttler to reach the final of the Olympic badminton event, will look to win a gold medal for India on the 14th day of the competition. Golfer Aditi Ashok, wrestler Sandeep Tomar will also feature on the day.

After confirming India’s second medal at the Rio Olympics, PV Sindhu will look to make it into a gold on Friday when she faces World No.1 Carolina Marin of Spain. The Spaniard leads the Indian 4-3 on head-to-head records with Marin winning the last meeting between the two at the 2015 Hong Kong Open in straight sets. Marin defeated 2012 London Olympics gold medallist Li Xuerui in straight sets in the semi-final yesterday. The big match of the day will be at 7.30pm, and you can follow our live blog for all the live updates from the event.

In the men’s 50km walk event, India’s Sandeep Kumar will be in action, while in the women’s 20km walk, Khushbir Kaur and Sapna Punia will represent in the country. The men's and women's 4 x 400m relay team will also be in action today. 

Golfer Aditi Ashok, who finished her second round in the joint-third position in the women’s golf event, will look to continue her good performance in the third round today to remain in the hunt for a medal.

In men’s freestyle wrestling, Sandeep Tomar will be in action in the 57kg category and will look to produce a big performance to continue India’s medal-winning run in wrestling at the Olympics.

Here is the full schedule for August 19, Day 14

Golf

Event: Women’s individual event third round

Athlete: Aditi Ashok

Time: 4pm

Athletics

Event: Men’s 50km walk

Athlete: Sandeep Kumar

Time: 4.30pm

Wrestling

Event: Men’s Freestyle 57kg category

Athlete: Sandeep Tomar

Time: 6.30pm*

*Timings are subjected to change

Badminton

Event: Women’s singles gold-medal match

Match: PV Sindhu vs Carolina Marin

Time: 6.55pm

Athletics

Event: Women’s 20km walk

Athletes: Khushbir Kaur and Sapna Punia

Time: 11pm

Event: Women's 4 x 400m relay Round 1

Time: 5.10am

Event: Men's 4 x 400m relay Round 1

Time: 5.40am

* Correction: After Court of Arbitration of Sports banned Narsingh Yadav for four years, his match for the day was removed from the schedule. 

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