Rio Olympics day 8: Events India will participate in today

first_imgDay 7 of Rio Olympics again brought the mixed news for India. The country will be hoping that its dry run at the quadrennial event ends and the sports persons in various categories bring medals.Here is a look at the Indian athletes who are participating in the events today: 1. Golf Men’s individual:4 pmImage courtesy:sport360.comShiv Chawrasia: He took up the sport at the age of 10. He got interested in golf as his father worked as a greenskeeper at the Royal Calcutta Golf club in Kolkata.2. ShootingMen’s 25 m rapid fire pistol:5:30 pmQualificationImage courtesy:sportskeeda.comGurpreet Singh: The former Commonwealth Games gold medallist will try and put his best foot forward for qualifications.Men’s skeet: 6 pmQualificationImage courtesy:sportingindia.comMairaj Ahmad Khan: He is the first Indian to qualify for the event at the quadrennial event.3. RowingMen’s single sculls: 5:20 pmFinal CImage courtesy:sportskeeda.comDattu Baban Bhokanal: The 25-year-old army man had ranked 15th overall, during the qualifying round of rowing. He is the only Indian rower to represent the country at the international sports event. 4. Field HockeyWomen’s tournament, group B: 6:30 pmImage courtesy:indiahockey.netIndia vs Argentina The Indian women’s hockey team will face the Argentina team. They will be hoping to win the match despite being practically out of the contention.5. AthleticsWomen’s 3000m steeplechase:6:51 pmRound 1Lalita Babar, who made to the Rio Olympics courtesy her performance where she broke the National record while winning the Asian championship steeplechase gold at Wuhan. Babar along with Sudha Singh will be representing the country at the event.Women’s 400m:7:30 pmRound 1advertisementImage courtesy:sportskeeda.comNirmala Sheoran: Hailing from Haryana, Nirmala made the cut to the Rio Olympics by clocking 51.48 sec at the National Inter-State Senior Athletics Championships held in Hyderabad. This is her debut Olympics.6. BadmintonWomen’s doubles, group A:7:15 pmImage courtesy:ReutersIndia vs ThailandJwala Gutta:The Arjuna awardee is a left-handed badminton player from Hyderabad.Ashwini Ponnappa:The 26-year-old has represented the country at the international badminton circuit in both the women’s and mixed doubles disciplines.The top badminton duo from India will try to put their last loss out of their mind and focus on winning the match against P Supajirakul and S Taerattanachai of Thailand.Men’s doubles, group D: 4:25 am (August 14)India vs JapanBS Reddy and M Attri  the duo from India will try and put their past loss out of their mind and focus on winning the match against K Hayakawa and H Endo of Japan.7. TennisMixed doubles: 11:30 pmSemifinalsImage courtesy:youtube.comIndia vs United StatesThe winning pair of Sania Mirza and R Bopanna will look to continue their winning streak in the match against V Williams and R Ram of United States.Interested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to stay informed and know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.To get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to education.intoday@gmail.comlast_img

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