The Indian contingent will be hoping to win the first medal at the Rio Olympics when they continue the action on the fifth day. One of India’s brightest medal prospect Abhinav Bandra has already bowed out of the tournament after finishing fourth in the shooting event. Meanwhile, there were some good news for the Indian fans by the end of day four as Atanu Das stormed into the pre-quarterfinals of the individual archery event, the men’s hockey team edged Argentina 2-1 and boxer Vikas Krishan entered the pre-quarters in Men’s 75kg middleweight boxing. There were a couple of disappointments as Heena Sidhu was knocked out in women’s 25m pistol event and India’s lone competitor in rowing, Dattu Baban Bhokanal, finished fourth in the quarter-finals of the men’s single sculls to go out of medal reckoning.
Coming to the fifth day, Jitu Rai, one of India’s strongest medal hopes, will be looking to win a medal when he takes the field in his pet event- men’s 50 meter pistols event. Prakash Nanjappa will be shooting for the glory too.
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Another medal prospect, the mixed pair of Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna will look to make up for their disappointing performance in the women’s and men’s doubles respectively when they take on Australian pair of Samantha Stosur and John Peers.
Full schedule of Indian athletes on day 5 at Rio:
Weightlifting Men’s 77 kg (Eliminations & Finals) 18:30 Hrs:
Sathish Sivalingam, who won the gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in 2014 is the lone Indian in this event.
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Field Hockey (Women) India vs Australia 19:30 HRS:
The Indian team will look to bring their campaign on track when they take on bottom-placed Australia.
Judo Men’s -90 kg (Elimination & Finals) 18:30 Hrs & 01:17 HRS:
Avtar Singh becomes the first Indian judoka to qualify since Athens 2004.
Boxing Light Welterweight (64 kg) 03:00 hrs:
Manoj Kumar goes up against 2012 bronze medalist, Evaldas Petrauskas.
Archery (Women) Individual Event (Round of 64) 18:09 hrs & 01:27 hrs:
Bombayla Devi and Deepika Kumari will be aiming for personal glory after failing to win in the team events.
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Tennis (Mixed Doubles) 19:30 hrs:
Sania and Rohan will look to make up for their disappointing results so far when they take on Australian pair of Stosur and Peers.
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Men’s 50 m Pistols (Qualification & Finals) 17:30 hrs & 20:30 HRS:
Jitu Rai’s and Prakash Nanjappa will be in action.