There were a few reasons to cheer and there were many heartbreaks for Indians as the best athletes of the country compete in the ongoing Rio Olympic Games. The wait for a medal, however, continues as none of the players or teams have been successful in occupying the top positions yet.
On Friday i.e. day 8, sports fans can witness some non-stop action. From archery to shooting to athletics to boxing, Indian sports stars will fight it out to move ahead in the competition and win a medal.
Here are the details of the games to follow and Indian players to watch out for during the day:
Men’s Hockey, Group B : India vs Canada
At 9 pm the match will be telecast. On Thursday, the team went down fighting to the Netherlands.
Men’s Singles Sculls: Dattu Baban Bhokanal
The match will be telecast at 9.20 pm. However, he is out of the medal contention.
Men’s Skeet Qualification: Mairaj Khan Ahmad
At 6 pm the qualifying event will start.
50 m Rifle Prone, Men’s Qualification: Gagan Narang, Chain Singh
This will be telecast at 5.30 pm.
Men’s 25 m Rapidfire Pistol Event: Gurpreet Singh
At 8.45 pm the event will be telecast.
Men’s Individual 1/8 Eliminations: Atanu Das
Discus Throw: Vikas Gowda
It will be telecast at 6 pm.
Men’s 20 m Walk: Krishnan Ganapathi, Gurmeet Singh, Manish Singh
The event is slotted for 11 pm.
Men’s long jump: Amit Sharma, Renjith Maheshwary
Early on Saturday morning at 5.50 am the athletes will compete.
Men’s 800 m, Heats: Jinson Johnson
The event will be telecast at 6.40 pm.
Men’s 400 m, Round 1: Muhammed Anas Yahiya
On Saturday morning, the event will be telecast at 6.13 am.
Women’s Doubles, Group A: Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa
It is a do-or-die match for the duo as they lost their opener on Thursday. They will face Dutch pair of Eefje Muskens and Selena Piek at 5.30 pm.
Men’s Doubles, Group D: Manu Attri and Sumeeth B. Reddy
They will face sixth-ranked Chinese pair Biao Chai and Wei Hong at 7.50 pm.
Men’s Middle Preliminaries, 75 kg category: Vikas Krishan
He is one of the top medal contenders. In this round, he will take on Turkish player Onder Sipal at 3.30 am.
Round 2, Men’s event: SSP Chawrasia and Anirban Lahiri
The event will start at 4 pm.