After a disappointing Tuesday for the Indian athletes where Indian hockey team lose 5-2 to world champion Belgium and Annu Rani whom PT Usha stated as a medal prospect, finished at 14th spot in her qualification group and could not throw the javelin beyond 55 meters. Top 12 from both the groups were to make it into the finals but Rani, who hails from Meerut finished only 14th in her group to bow out of final contention.
For today, India’s biggest hope Neeraj Chopra will compete in the Javelin men’s qualification alongside Shivpal Singh who will be in group B. Lovlina Borgohain will compete in her semi finals of boxing against world champion and world number one from Turkey. She is one step away from becoming the first Indian boxer to clinch a gold or silver at Olympics. Remember, India has two bronze in boxing at Olympics with Mary Kom and Vijender Singh winning it at 2012 London Olympics.
Indian hockey team will be up against world number three Argentina while their world rank is 9th. That means they have to create yet another upset to sail through to the finals after men’s team are left to play the bronze medal match. Aditi Ashok will also start her campaign in the women’s individual golf event after Udayan Mane and Anirban Lahiri fail to impress in the men’s event.
Men’s Javelin Group A qualification- Neeraj Chopra- 5:35 AM
Men’s Javelin Group B qualification- Shivpal Singh- 7:5 AM
Women’s Welterweight 64-69kg semi-final- Lovlina Borgohain vs Busenaz Surmeneli (Turkey)- 11 AM
Women’s individual stroke play round 1- Aditi Ashok- 4 AM
Women’s semi final- India vs Argentina- 3:30 PM
India’s squad: Savita Punia, Deep Grace Ekka, Nikki Pradhan, Gurjit Kaur, Udita, Nisha, Neha Goyal, Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam, Monika Malik, Navjot Kaur, Salima Tete, Rani Rampal, Navneet Kaur, Lalremsiami, Vandana Katariya, Sharmila Devi.
Men’s freestyle 57kg 1/8 elimination pre quarter final- Ravi Kumar vs Urbano Tigeros(Colombia)-
Women’s freestyle 57 kg 1/8 elimination pre quarter final- Anshu Malik vs Iryna Kurachkina(Belarus)-
Men’s freestyle 86 kg 1/8 elimination pre quarter final- Deepak Punia vs Ekerekeme Agiomor(Nigeria)-