Indian Athletes To Watch for on Day 7: Some of India’s best athletes like shuttlers Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth along with boxer Shiva Thapa are going to be in action on Thursday (August 11) to better country’s medal prospects in the ongoing Rio Olympics 2016.
Each day passes without any medal news for billions of Indians back home. But there are still a couple of hopefuls in several categories, and they may turn the scene around. Let’s take a look at which athletes are in action on day 7 of the Rio Olympic Games.
India is still desperately waiting for its first ever Olympic medal in the ongoing sporting extravaganza after shooters and weightlifters continued to disappoint.
India had a major setback on Wedenesday as shooter Jitu Rai, who finished 12th in the 50 metre Pistol qualification round, failing to reach the final. In the same event, Prakash Nanjappa never really looked in the hunt with a score of 547 to bow out of the competition after finishing 25th.
Badminton: Japan Vs India
Women’s Doubles Group Play Stage – Group A Jwala Gutta-Ashwini Ponnappa Vs Misaki Matsutomo-Ayaka Takahashi (4.30 PM IST)
Indonesia Vs India Men’s Doubles Group Play Stage – Group D Mannu Attri-Sumeeth Reddy B. Vs Hendra Setiawan-Mohammed Ahsan (5.30 PM IST)
Women’s Singles Group Play Stage – Group M Hungary Vs India PV Sindhu Vs Laura Sarosi (6.40 PM IST)
Women’s Singles Group Play Stage – Group G Brazil Vs India Saina Nehwal Vs Lohaynny Vicente (7.50 PM IST) Mexico Vs India
Men’s Singles Group Play Stage – Group H Kidambi Srikanth Vs Lino Munoz (5.35 AM IST Aug 12)
Archery: Women’s Individual Pre-quarterfinals Deepika Kumari Vs Ya-Ting Tan (Chinese Taipei) (5.30 PM IST)
Women’s Individual Pre-quarterfinals Bombayla Devi Vs Alejandra Valencia (Mexico) (6.06 PM IST)
Hockey: Men’s Pool B India Vs Netherlands (6.30 PM IST)
Women’s Pool B India Vs USA (4 AM IST Aug 12) Boxing: Cuba Vs India Men’s Bantam (56kg) Shiva Thapa Vs Robeisy Ramirez (8 PM IST)