Only two Indians were in action on the eleventh day in Rio. While Greco-Roman wrestler Hardeep Singh lost his first round match to exit the Games, shuttler PV Sindhu gave one of the finest performances of her career to stun world number 2 Wang Yihan and qualified for the semifinals. The two-time World Championship bronze medallist defeated her superior Chinese opponent in straight games, 22-20, 21-19, to become only the second Indian woman after Saina Nehwal to qualify for the Olympics semifinal.
Coming to the twelfth day, Kidambi Srikant would be hoping to replicate Sindhu’s performance when he plunges into action against legendary shuttler, Lin Dan.
Here is the full schedule of day 12:
Golf (Women’s individual Round 1):
Aditi Ashok will be in action.
Srikanth Kidambi will be competing in men’s singles quarter-final.
Sakshi Malik will take on Johanna Mattsson of Sweden in Women’s freestyle 58 kg qualification.
In Women’s freestyle 48 kg round of 16, Vinesh Phogat will take on Emilia Alina Vuc of Romania.
Tintu Lukka will run in Heat 3 of Women’s 800m event.