Indian Athletes aim for medal on Day 1 of Rio Olympics 2016: As the Rio Olympics 2016 officially opened yesterday with a ceremony of grandeur, glamour and fireworks, the biggest Indian contingent entered the stadium among the loud cheer and thuds of the massive audience. This marked the kickoff the much awaited sports feat of the season, Rio 2016.

India has much to look forward to in this year’s Olympic games, as it sends the biggest Indian contingent of all time, to the games in Rio de Janerio, Brazil. The Indian contingent comprises of some stalwarts like Olympic Gold Medalist Abhinav Bindra while many new entrants in various team as well as individual events have brought high hopes to the country of a better, brighter and bigger medal tally at the Rio Olympics 2016.

Indian Athletes aim for medal on Day 1 of Rio Olympics 2016
Indian Athletes aim for medal on Day 1 of Rio Olympics 2016

As the games start today, #TeamIndia aims for the medals, up for grabs on the first day itself.

Indian Athletes performing on Day 1

Here the list of our talented heartthrobs playing for the country on the first day events of Rio 2016:

Men’s Indian Hockey Team: First-round match against Ireland

Dattu Bhokanal: Men’s single sculls

Jitu Rai: Men’s 10m air pistol
Apurvi Chandela: Women’s 10m air rifle
Ayonika Paul: Women’s 10m air rifle

Table Tennis:
Sharath Kamal Achanta: Men’s singles
Soumyajit Ghosh: Men’s singles
Mouma Das: Women’s singles
Manika Batra: Women’s singles

Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna: Men’s first-round doubles match against Poland’s Marcin Matkowski and Lukasz Kubot.
Sania Mirza and Prarthana Thombare: Women’s first-round doubles match against China’s Shuai Peng and Shuai Zhang

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu: 48 kg women’s weightlifting