India’s quest for their first medal in the ongoing Rio Olympics will continue when their athletes take the field on the seventh day of the sporting extravaganza.

Just like the previous five days, the sixth day did not bring much good news for the Indian fans who are desperately waiting to see the first medal from their athletes.

India’s men’s and women’s hockey teams were at the wrong end of the result. While the men’s team lost 1-2 to the Netherlands the women were thrashed by USA by 3-0. After losing today’s group match against the Netherlands, India had to win their last game in order to qualify to the next stage. But the equation changed later today after Germany vs Argentina match ended in a draw and Ireland defeated Canada. After 36 years, India have made into the knock-out stage.

As it happened: Rio Olympics 2016, Day 6

In boxing Shiva Thapa lost his prelimenary bout and crashed out after losing to a tough opponent in Cuba’s Robeisy Ramirez 3-0.

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Two of India’ brightest medal prospects- Deepika Kumari and  Bombayla Devi- who were in action in the pre-quarters matches of archery failed to replicate their previous day’s form and crashed out of Rio Olympics.
In tennis the mixed double pair of Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna defeated Australian pair of Samantha Stosur and John Peers 7-5, 6-4 to qualify for the finals.

In badminton, Saina Nehwal, PV Sandhu and K Srikanth registered victories and qualified for the next round. In  women’s doubles Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa lost to their Japanese opponents. In men’s doubles event Manu Attri and B. Sumeeth Reddy lost to Indonesia’s Ahsan Mohammad and Setiawan Hendra 18-21, 13-21.

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In golf men’s individual round 1, India’s Anirban Lahiri ended the day at +3 over par and S.S.P. Chawrasia ended at even par.

Well, the Indian athletes would be hoping to bag the first medal on a fresh day.

Here is the full schedule for day 7:

Shooting (Men) 50m Rifle Prone (Qualification & Finals); Skeet (Qualification); 25m Rapid Fire Pistol (Qualification) 17:30 hrs & 19:30 hrs; 18:00 HRS & 20:45 HRS:
2012 bronze medallist Gagan Narang,  Chain Singh, Mairaj Ahmad and Gurpreet Singh will be taking the field.
Archery Men’s Individual:
17:43 hrs:
In-form Atanu Das would be looking to continue his run when he takes on world No.6, Lee Seung-Yun of South Korea.

Field Hockey ( Men)
21:00 hrs:
India vs Canada
Golf Men’s Individual (Day 2):
16:00 hrs:
 Anirban Lahiri and SSP Chawrasia will feature in Round 2 of the event

Badminton Women’s Doubles:
17:30 hrs:
Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa will face S. Piek and E. Muskens from Netherlands in Group A of the Women’s doubles event

Badminton Men’s Doubles:
19:50 hrs:

Manu Attri and B. Sumeeth Reddy will take on their Chinese opponents.

Boxing:
03:30 hrs:

Vikas Krishan will fight in the Men’s middle 75 kg category.
Rowing:
21:20 hrs:
Dattu Bhokanal will battle it out in the Men’s single sculls semifinal C/D2.

Mixed doubles tennis:
23:30 hrs:
Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna will face Britain’s Andy Murray and Heather Watson in quarterfinals of the mixed doubles

Athletics:

Vikas Gowda will compete in the Qualification stage of the Men’s discuss throw.
Time: 18:00 hrs

Manpreet Kaur will be in action in the Qualification round of the Women’s shot put
Time: 18:35 hrs

Jinson Johnson will take part in the Heat 3 of the Men’s 800m
Time: 18:40 hrs

Manish Singh, Gurmeet Singh and Krishnan Ganapathi will feature in the final of the 20km walk.
Time: 23:00 hrs

Muhammed Anas will compete in Heat 7 of the Men’s 400m
Time: 5:35 hrs (August 13)

Ankit Sharma will be in action in the Qualification stage of the Men’s long jump
Time: 5:50 hrs (August 13)

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