PV Sindhu, Hardeep Singh to be in action: India’s Day 11 schedule, August 16 in IST, India time


Day 11 at Rio 2016 Olympics will not feature many Indian athletes. The only two to be in action are PV Sindhu, who will compete in the badminton women’s singles quarter-finals, and Hardeep Singh, who is the lone Indian Greco-Roman wrestler remaining. Here’s a look at the other major events:

Athletics: 18:20 hrs: Men’s triple jump final. 19:35 hrs: Women’s 100m hurdles Round 1. 19:50 hrs: Women’s discus throw final. 20:20 hrs: Men’s 200m Round 1 Gymnastics. 22:30 hrs: Men’s parallel bars final. 23:17 hrs: Women’s floor exercise final

Hockey Men’s semifinals – 20:30 hrs: Argentina vs Germany
Wrestling Men’s Greco-Roman 98kg

18:30: Hardeep Singh, who won gold at the 2013 Commonwealth Championships, is the lone Indian Greco-Roman wrestler remaining.

Athletics: 05:00 hrs: Men’s high jump final – Qatar’s Mutaz Essa Barshim (in pic) will be expected to win gold after leading the charts all year. 05:10 hrs: Men’s 110m hurdles semifinals. 05:40 hrs: Women’s 400m hurdles semifinals. 06:05 hrs: Men’s 400m hurdles semifinals. 06:30 hrs: Women’s 200m semifinals. 07:00 hrs: Women’s 1500m Final – If it’s 1,500m , then you know there’ll be a Dibaba at the head of the field. But Genzebe, the youngest of the Ethiopian sisters, hasn’t been at her fastest this season and will be second-favourite behind Kenya’s Faith Kipyegon. 07:15 hrs: Men’s 110m hurdles final

Badminton Women Singles Quarterfinals
02:00 hrs: With Saina Nehwal gone, India’s medal hopes rest on Sindhu.

Hockey Men’s semifinals

01:30 hrs: Belgium vs Netherlands

Wrestling 02:45 hrs: Men’s Greco-Roman 98kg bronze medal match

Weightlifting Men’s +105kg 03:30 hrs: Last October, London champ Behdad Salimi ruptured his ACL during a training stint and has struggled to regain fitness in time for Rio. Somehow, the Iranian has made a miraculous comeback, but the question remains, is he fit enough to go for gold?

Hot Pick! What everyone will watch

Simone Biles: By far, the face of Rio 2016, she is already the first woman to win three successive world all-round titles, and the most decorated female American gymnast in many a decade. And it’s inevitable that her inspirational story will continue to rise to further remarkable heights. Gymnastics Artistic: Women’s Floor Exercise Final: 23:17 HRS

Our Pick! What you shouldn’t miss

Sandra Perkovic: ‘A girl should be two things, classy and fabulous’ is what her status message on Instagram says. It also helps when you are an Olympic champion and the preeminent discus-thrower in the world, not to forget a member of the Croatian parliament. And Perkovic will start as overwhelming favourite for gold.

Discus Throw Final: 19:50 HRS

Story To Follow: Orlando Ortega (Spain) 110 m Hurdler – Defected from Cuba during an event in Moscow. Tried moving to USA to be with his mother in Tampa. Was granted nationality by Spain in 2015, a year where he was fastest. Got last-minute clearance for Rio. (07:15 hrs, Wed)

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