Rio Olympics 2016, 6th August schedule: TV listings and live stream info for Indian athletes at the Games
Here’s a look at the schedule for the events involving Indian athletes on the opening day:
Event: Women’s 10m Air Rifle
Qualification: 5:00 P.M IST
Final: 7:00 P.M IST
Indians involved: Apurvi Chandela, Ayonika Paul
Men’s 10m Air Pistol
Qualification: 9:30 P.M IST
Final: 12:00 A.M IST(7th August)
Indians involved: Jitu Rai, Gurpreet Singh
Event: Men’s Singles Sculls(Heat 1)
Time: 5:00 P.M IST
Indians involved: Dattu Bhokanal
Match: India vs Ireland, Pool B
Time: 7:30 P.M IST
Event: Men’s Doubles Round 1
Match: Leander Paes/Rohan Bopanna vs Marci Matkowski/Lukasz Kubot
Time: 7:30 P.M
Event: Women’s Doubles Round 1
Match: Sania Mirza/Prarthana Thombare vs Zhang Shuai/Peng Shuai
Time:1:30 A.M IST(7th August)
Event: Women’s Singles Round 1
Matchup: Mouma Das vs Daniela Dodean
Time: 7:45 P.M IST
Matchup: Manika Batra vs Katarzyna Grzybowska-Franc
Time:8:30 P.M IST
Event: Men’s Singles Round 1
Matchup: Soumyajit Ghosh vs Padasak Tanviriyavechakul
Time: 12:30 A.M IST
Matchup: Achanta Sharath Kamla vs Adrian Crisan
Time: 3:30 A.M IST
Event: Women’s Singles Round 2
Matchup: Manika Batra vs Kim Song I
Time: 5:00 A.M IST(7th August)
Matchup: Mouma Das vs Li Qian
Time: 5:45 AM IST (7th Aug)*
Event: Men’s Singles Round 2
Matchup: Soumyajit Ghosh vs Gionis Panagiotis
Time: 6:30 P.M(7th Aug)*
Matchup:Sharath Kamal vs Emmanuel Lebesson
Time:12:00 AM*(8th Aug)
Event: Women’s 48kg
Time: 3:30 A.M(7th Aug)
Indian athletes involved: Saikom Mirabai Chanu
The wait is almost over. We are less than a day away from the start of action in the 31st edition of the Olympic Games to be hosted by the Brazilian city of Rio De Janerio. A total of 118 Indian athletes will take to the sporting field across 15 events during the fortnight-long competition.
Kicking things off for India will be Apurvi Chandela and Ayonika Paul, who will be competing in the Women’s 10m Air Rifle event and will hope to repeat their exploits from the Commonwealth Games, where they won gold and silver respectively.
There will be action from the Men’s contingent as well, in the form of Jitu Rai, who will compete in the 10m Air Pistol event. He, too, will hope to clinch a medal in his maiden Olympics and further enhance his already growing reputation.
Rowing action will also begin on Saturday and India’s Dattu Bhokanal will be in action in the Men’s Singles Sculls event.
The Indian Men’s hockey team will kickstart their campaign, taking on Ireland Ireland in their first Pool B encounter.
The India Men’s as well as Women’s Doubles team, will also be in action with Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna taking on the Polish pairing of Marci Matkowski/Lukasz Kubot and Sania Mirza and Prarthana Thombare taking on Zhang Shuai/Peng Shuai of China.
The Table Tennis team will also begin their campaign on Saturday. All 4 paddlers- Manika Batra, Mouma Das, Soummyajit Ghosh and Sharath Kamal will play their first round matches on Saturday.
Note: All events will be telecasted live on Star Sports and hotstar.co. All India-centric events will be shown on DD National as well.
*the matches will be happen only if the Indian paddlers progress through to the next round.