India’s hunt for the first medal in the on-going Rio Olympics will continue when the Indian contingent resume the action on day 6. The fifth day was a mixed day for the Indians. While in the women’s individual recurve Bombayala Devi Laishram and Deepaki Kumari made it to the next round, Avtar Singh lost to Misenge Popole in the men’s judo 90 kg elimination round of 32.
Indian women’s hockey team’s hopes of qualifying for the next round now looks bleak after they were thrashed 6-1 by Australia.
One of India’s brightest medal prospects, the mixed double pair of Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna’s match had to postponed due to rain and they will take the field today.
Disappointing news came from the shooting range too as Jitu Rai and Prakash Nanjappa were eliminated from men’s 50-meter pistol event.
Coming to the day six, star badminton player Saina Nehwal will be in action for the first time in this edition. Also, India’s other women’s singles player PV Sindhu will be action.
In hockey, both teams of India – men’s and women’s – will be in action. After a brilliant performance in their last game against Argentina, the men’s team will be up hoping to replicate that form against mighty Netherlands, while will women’s team will play USA.
Full schedule of day 6:
Badminton (Women) Doubles and Singles:
16:30 hrs; 18:40 HRS & 19:50 HRS:
The doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa will start the action followed by Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu.
Badminton (Men) Doubles and Singles:
17:30 Hrs & 05:35 hrs:
The doubles pairing of Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy who kick off proceedings in the men’s section followed by India’s biggest hope Srikanth Kidambi coming into action in singles.
Field Hockey (Women) India vs USA:
Languishing at the last position in their group, Indian women would be hoping to get their campaign back on track when they lock horns against joint group leaders USA
Field Hockey (men) India vs Netherlands:
After beating Argentina, the Indian men are guaranteed a quarterfinal spot. A win against the mighty Netherlands will take them to the second position.
Boxing Bantamweight (56 kg):
Shiva Thapa will take on Robeisy Ramirez Carrazana of Cuba.
Golf (Men) Individual Event:
Golf returns to the Olympics after an 112-year wait and both Anirban Lahiri and SSP Chawrasia will be in action.
Bombayla Devi and Deepika Kumari will be featuring in the Round of 16, hoping to qualify for the quarter-finals.