The one Olympiad (a four year is called 1 Olympiad) has passed so the world’s biggest sporting event Olympics is all set to start with an opening ceremony on August 6 (IST) morning in Rio de Janeiro.
It is the most awaited tournament for all sports fans and athletes who worked hard. Athletes from 207 countries in 42 sports will vie for a medal during the highly competitive tournaments for 16 days.
Amidst other countries, India will compete for a very small chunk of medals. However, as India sent a contingent of 118 athletes, a country of 1.2 billion stands a chance to double its medal tally from the last Olympic in London 2012.
India has a good chance to win a medal in wrestling, hockey, boxing, and badminton, shooting, archery and gymnastic as a girl from Tripura – Deepa Karmakar – amazed the world with her superb skill.
Even before the opening ceremony, Indian men and women archery team will start their ranking round. Individual players will also compete in this competition.
Archery is an old game which Indians are familiar with, but over the time, South Korea, England, and Denmark have excelled in this game, so these teams will give India a tough competition.
In Men’s ranking section, India will not compete as only one archer.- Atanu Das- has qualified for the tournament . He will compete in the individual ranking round on August 5 at 5.30 pm (IST).
The women’s team is comprised of three players – Deepika Kumari, Bombayla Devi, and Laxmirani Majhi. Both team and individual ranking will be held at 9.30 pm (IST)
The star attraction on Day 1 will be India’s ace archer Deepika Kumari.
The opening ceremony will begin at 4.30 am IST on August 6.
Schedule of today’s game:
|August 5||Archery||5.30 pm||Men’s team ranking round/ individual ranking round||Atanu Das (individual ranking section)|
|August 5||Archery||9.30 pm||Women team ranking/ individual round||Deepika Kumari, Bombayla Devi and Laxmirani Majhi (both team and individual ranking)|
Where to watch: All Star Sports Channels and Hotstar.