India at Tokyo Olympics on Thursday: Ravi eyes gold, hockey men in bronze playoff, Vinesh begins


Thursday, August 5 promises to be a packed day for the Indian contingent at the Tokyo Olympic Games. Ravi Kumar Dahiya’s gold medal bout in the wrestling headlines a day where wrestlers will be in the spotlight. It is also a massive day for Indian hockey – the men’s team face Germany in the bronze medal match, hoping to win their first Olympic medal in 41 years in an event they had dominated for so long.

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

Wednesday’s recap | Key dates | Athletes | Top storylines | News & features

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

7.00 AM – [Medal event] HOCKEY: Men’s Bronze medal match — India vs Germany

7.30 AM – WRESTLING: Women’s freestyle 57kg repechage – Anshu Malik vs Valeria Koblova (ROC) [winner progresses to bronze medal match]

8.00 AM – WRESTLING: Women’s freestyle 53kg round-of-16: Vinesh Phogat vs Sofia Mattsson (Sweden) [quarters and semis to follow for this event on the same day]

1.00 PM — ATHLETICS: KT Irfan, Rahul Rohilla and Sandeep Kumar in men’s 20km race walk

3.45 PM (approx.) – [Medal event] WRESTLING: Men’s 57kg Gold medal match — Ravi Kumar Dahiya vs Zavur Uguev (ROC)

3.55 PM (approx.) – [Medal event] WRESTLING: Men’s 86kg Bronze medal match – Deepak Punia vs Artur Naifanov (ROC)


7.30 AM — ATHLETICS: Men’s Triple Jump final

7.35 AM – ATHLETICS: Men’s Shot Put final

8.25 AM — ATHLETICS: Men’s 110m Hurdles final

1.30 PM – FOOTBALL: women’s bronze medal match – USA v Canada

3.30 PM – HOCKEY: men’s gold medal match – Australia v Belgium

3.30 PM – ATHLETICS: Women’s Pole Vault final

6.30 PM – ATHLETICS: Men’s 400m final

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