India at Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Friday, August 6: Hockey women eye medal, Bajrang opens campaign


Friday, August 6 promises to be another exciting day for the Indian contingent at the Tokyo Olympics. The Indian women’s hockey team will battle for a maiden Olympic medal when they face Great Britain in the bronze match, while a little later, the poster boy of Indian wrestling, Bajrang Punia will begin his Olympic campaign.

We’ve highlighted here every Indian athlete in action. Any events with [Medal event] next to it means that there will be a medal match on the same day.

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2.00 AM – [Medal Event] ATHLETICS: Men’s 50km race walk final – Gurpreet Singh

4.00 AM – GOLF: Round 3 of the women’s individual — Aditi Ashok (currently tied-2nd) and Diksha Dagar (currently tied-56th)

Aditi: Rio was about the experience, but I’m in Tokyo to win a medal

7.00 AM – [Medal event] HOCKEY: Women’s Bronze medal match — India vs Great Britain

Underdogs India look to end Tokyo fairy-tale on podium

8.10 AM (approx.) – WRESTLING: Seema Bisla vs. Sara Hamdi (Tunisia), women’s 50 kg

9.00 AM (approx.) — WRESTLING: Men’s freestyle 65kg round of 16 – Bajrang Punia vs Ernaaz Akmataliev (Kyrgyzstan). The quarters for the event will follow shortly followed by the semifinals in the afternoon session.

Bajrang’s keys to success: Stamina, late bursts and ‘fire within’

1.00 PM – [Medal event] ATHLETICS: Women’s 20km race walk – Bhawna Jat and Priyanka Goswami

5.00 PM (approx.) – ATHLETICS: Men’s 4x400m relay, heat 2 — four of Amoj Jacob, Naganathan Pandi, Arokia Rajiv, Nirma Noah Tom, and Muhammed Anas.

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