W2W4: Deepika, Manu, Rahi eye medal rounds; Sindhu seeks semis berth

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After a day of positive results on Thursday, can India’s contingent build and add to the nation’s medal tally? Manu Bhaker, Rahi Sarnobat, Deepika Kumari and PV Sindhu headline a blockbuster Friday, July 30.

We’ve highlighted here every Indian athlete in action right here. Events with [Medal event] next to them indicates that there will be a medal match on the same day for that particular event. Those and other knockout events are in bold. For your ease of perusal, we’ve ordered it by start time.

Here’s what you can expect from every Indian athlete in action on Friday.

Thursday’s recap | Key dates | Athletes | Medal tracker | Full schedule | Latest results

LIST OF EVENTS

4:00 AM — GOLF: Men’s individual stroke play round 2 — Anirban Lahiri and Udayan S Mane in action.

5:00 AM — EQUESTRIAN: Eventing and Dressage Session 1 — Fouaad Mirza in action.

5:30 AM — SHOOTING [MEDAL EVENT]: 25m Pistol Women’s Qualification Rapid — Manu Bhaker is fifth and Rahi Sarnobat is 25th after the precision qualification round. They will take 30 shots each in rapid qualification (three seconds per shot), with the top eight overall (rapid Q score + precision Q score) qualifying for the final, which is at 10:30 AM.

You can read more about the qualification format here.

6:00 AM — ARCHERY [MEDAL EVENT]: Deepika Kumari vs Ksenia Perova (ROC) in the women’s individual round of 16. The later rounds will follow through the day depending on progress, but the quarterfinals are from 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM. The semifinals are at 12:15 and 12:30 PM, the bronze medal match is at 1:00 PM and the gold medal match is at 1:15 PM.

6:17 AM — ATHLETICS: Men’s 3000m steeplechase round 1 heat 2 — Avinash Sable in action.

8:15 AM — HOCKEY: Women’s Pool A — India vs Ireland.

8:18 AM — BOXING: Simranjit Kaur vs Sudaporn Seesondee (Thailand) in the women’s lightweight round of 16.

8:27 AM — ATHLETICS: Men’s 400m hurdles round 1 heat 5 — MP Jabir in action.

8:35 AM — SAILING: Women’s one person dinghy laser radial race 9 — Nethra Kumanan in action; Men’s skiff 49er race 7 — KC Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar.

8:45 AM — ATHLETICS: Women’s 100m preliminary heats — Dutee Chand in action (heats start 8:45 onwards, start list, and therefore specific heat, to be determined).

8:48 AM — BOXING: Women’s welterweight quarterfinal: Lovlina Borgohain vs Chen Nien-Chin of Chinese Taipei. The winner of this bout is assured of a medal.

10:30 AM — SHOOTING [MEDAL EVENT]: 25m Pistol Women’s Final.

11:05 AM — SAILING: Men’s one person dinghy laser race 9 — Vishnu Saravanan in action.

1:15 PM — BADMINTON: Women’s singles quarterfinals – PV Sindhu vs Akane Yamaguchi.

2:00 PM — EQUESTRIAN: Dressage Team and Individual Day 1 — Fouaad Mirza.

3:00 PM — HOCKEY: Men’s Pool A — India vs Japan.

4:42 PM — ATHLETICS: Mixed 4*400m relay — Revathi Veeramani, Subha Venkatesan, Alex Anthony and Sarthak Bhambri in action.

BIG TICKET INTERNATIONAL EVENTS

7:46 AM — SWIMMING: Men’s 200m Individual Medley final (Who will take Michael Phelps’ crown?)

4:30PM, 5:30PM — Table Tennis: Men’s singles bronze medal match and gold medal match, respectively.

5:00 PM – Athletics: Men’s 10,000m final



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