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Rio Olympics schedule, Day five: India players will once again

Which sports will Team India compete in on day five of the Rio Olympics?

Day five of the Rio Olympics 2016 will see Indians in action across seven sports – shooting, archery, judo, hockey, weightlifting, rowing, boxing, and tennis.

Who will be the Indian athletes in action?

Eight athletes and two teams will take the field for India on Wednesday.

India’s day will begin with the men’s 50m pistol qualification, an event that many in the country are looking forward to owing to the presence of world cup winner Jitu Rai. Prakash Nanjapaa will also compete in the qualification round.

In archery, India’s Bombayla Devi and Deepika Kumari will be in action in the round of 64 individual Event. Bombayla Devi will be up against Austria’s Laurence Baldauff, while former world number one
Deepika Kumari will face Kristine Esebua from Georgia.

Avtar Singh, India’s sole judoka in Rio, and the first at the Olympic Games in 12 years, will have his round of 32 match against Popole Misenga of the Refugee Olympic Team in the men’s 90kg category.

Indian women’s hockey team will take the field against Australia in their third pool match, following their loss to Great Britain on Monday.

In weightlifting, India’s Satish Sivalingam will compete in the men’s 77kg category qualification round.

Rowing will see Dattu Bhokanal, who is out of medal contention after finishing fourth in the men’s single sculls quarterfinals on Tuesday, take part in the C/D semifinal.

In boxing, India’s Manoj Kumar will have his bout against Lithuania’s Evaldas Petrauskas, the London 2012 bronze medalist, in the men’s Light Welter 65kg category.

Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna will be up against Australia’s Samantha Stosur and John Peers.

India’s tennis’ mixed doubles pair of Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna will be up against Australia’s Samantha Stosur and John Peers.

Here are all the Indians in action:

Jitu Rai – Shooting, men’s 50m pistol
Prakash Nanjapa – Shooting, men’s 50m pistol
Bombayla Devi – Archery, women’s individual
Deepika Kumari – Archery, women’s individual
Avtar Singh – Judo, men’s 90kg
Satish Sivalingam – Weightlifting, men’s 77kg
Dattu Bhokanal – Rowing, men’s single sculls
Manoj Kumar – Boxing, men’s Light Welter 65kg
Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna – Tennis, mixed doubles

What time will these events happen? (all times in IST)

Shooting: The men’s 50m pistol qualifications will start at 5.30 PM. If the two Indian shooters qualify, the finals will be at 8.30 PM.

Archery: Bombayla Devi will player her round of 64 match against Laurence Baldauffat at 6.09 PM while Deepika Kumar vs Kristine Esebua will take place at 1.27 AM.

Judo: Avtar Singh will be in action against Popole Misenga at 7.19 PM.

Hockey: The Indian women’s hockey team will play Australia at 7.30 PM.

Weightlifting: Sathish Sivalingam’s eliminations round will begin at 6.30.

Rowing: Dattu Bhokanal’s C/D semi-final, for determination of the 13th-18th position will begin at 7.50 PM.

Boxing: Manoj Kumar’s bout vs Evaldas Petrauskas will take place at 3.00 AM.

Tennis: Sania Mirza-Rohan Bopanna vs Samantha Stosur-John Peers will start at 12 midnight.

What are India’s medal prospects?

One of India’s biggest medal prospects, not just from the day, but since before the Games, is Jitu Rai. This is his event, the one which he has won the most in, and he will be gunning for glory. His failure in the 10m pistol event final will only spur him on to ensure that he does enough in the 50m event. All eyes will be on the army shooter on Wednesday evening.

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