Rio Olympics 2016 Table Tennis India schedule: Dates, matches and timings in IST

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Ashwin Hanagudu

The table tennis event will kick off in RioCentro Pavilion-3 tomorrow, and all the 4 Indian representatives will be in action on Saturday and Sunday. Manika Batra, Mouma Das, Achanta Sharath Kamal and Soumyajit Ghosh all have tough opening matches. Here are the exact matches and timings:

Also Read: Analysing the table tennis draw for Indian paddlers and their possible knockout opponents

Women’s singles:

NoDateMatchTime (IST)Round
1August 6th Mouma Das vs Daniela Monteiro7:45 PMRound 1
2August 6th Manika Batra vs Grzybowska Katarzyna 8:30 PMRound 1
3August 7th Manika Batra vs Kim Song I 5:00 AMRound 2*
4August 7th Mouma Das vs Li Qian5:45 AMRound 2*

Men’s singles:

NoDateMatchTime (IST)Round
1August 7th Soumyajit Ghosh vs Tanviriyavechakul Padasak12:30 AMRound 1
2August 7thSharath Kamal vs Adrian Crisan3:30 AMRound 1
3August 7thSoumyajit Ghosh vs Gionis Panagiotis6:30 PMRound 2*
4August 8thSharath Kamal vs Emmanuel Lebesson12:00 AMRound 2*

*The second round matches will only be played if they win their opening matches.

The Women paddlers will be kicking off the action for the Indian contingent on Saturday, with the Men following later in the day.

It is the first time that 4 Indian paddlers have made it to the Olympics and the Indian table tennis team will be hopeful of causing a few surprises in Rio 2016. Sharath Kamal who is playing his third Olympics, is the most experienced of the Indian paddlers.

Also Read: The inspiring story of Achanta Sharath Kamal

Ghosh who is just 23 is one of the most talented paddlers in the world and he will be hoping to put up a good showing in Rio 2016 this time around. Manika Batra and Mouma Das are coming off the back of some strong and consistent performances, and they will need to be at their best to make an impact.

Also Read: 10 things to know about Manika Batra

You can catch all the live updates of the matches in our website, where we will be running the live blog for all of the above matches.

Edited by Staff Editor


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