Rio de Janeiro, Aug 13: India was left seeking their first medal of the Rio Olympics after suffering further setbacks on day 8 with the elimination of archer Atanu Das, rifle shooters Gagan Narang and Chain Singh and shuttlers from men's and women's doubles events.
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As the first week of the sporting extravaganza comes to an end, India is still looking to open its account in the medal tally, some of Indian athletes will be in action on Saturday (August 13). (The man who sold his Olympic gold medal, attempted suicide)
To add to the woes, the country's athletes made a disastrous beginning in track and field events with star discus thrower Vikas Gowda buckling under pressure once again to finish a distant 28th with a poor best throw of 58.99 metres and was eliminated on Friday (August 12).
A similar dismal story was repeated by woman shot putter Manpreet Kaur who came up with a best effort of 17.06 metres that fetched her the 23rd position overall. She too made an inglorious exit from the Games. Half miler Jinson Johnson also bowed out by finishing fifth in first round heat 3 clocking 1 minute, 47.27.
Later the men's hockey team, already assured of a berth in the quarter-finals, led twice against lowly Canada before allowing their rivals to bounce back and earn a 2-2 draw in their concluding pool game. They ended the league with seven points with the help of two wins and a draw in five matches.
Here is India's detailed schedule for August 13, Day 9, at Rio Olympics
Women's 3000m Steeplechase qualification
Lalita Babar, Sudha Singh (6:35 PM IST)
Women's 400m qualification
Nirmala Sheoran (7:30 PM IST)
Women's doubles Group A Match
Jwala Gutta/Ashwini Ponnappa Vs Puttita Supajirakul/Sapsiree Taerattanchai (7:15 PM IST)
Men's Individual Round 3
Anirban Lahiri, SSP Chawrasia (4:00 PM IST)
Women: India Vs Argentina (7:30 PM IST)
Men's Singles Sculls C Final
Dattu Bhokanal to compete for ranking (6:20 PM IST)
Men's 25m Rapid Fire Pistol, Qualification, Second Stage
Gurpreet Singh (5:30 PM IST)
Men's Skeet Qualification, Day 2
Mairaj Ahmed Khan (6:00 PM IST)
Mixed doubles semi-finals: Sania Mirza/Rohan Bopanna Vs Venus Williams/Rajeev Ram (Start time to be confirmed - After 9.30 PM IST, following the conclusion of women's doubles bronze medal match on Court 1)