As Rio Olympics has made it to the 4th day, and not a single medal has been won by India yet. Today, is the day to watch out for the medals, with several events lined up for Indians. At first, we have the quarter finals for Single Sculls Rowing, where in the fourth quarter final Dattu Baban Bhokanal, will be fighting for a spot in the semi-final in the fifth lane at 5:30 PM IST. Other athletes who will be joining him in this quarter-final will include Jhonatan Esquivel from Uruguay, Alan Campbell from Great Britain along with several others. After that Heena Sindhu, the magnificent shooter will work her magic in the Women’s 25 m Pistol Qualification.
Heena has a lot of expectations riding on her shoulders for a medal this year, as Abhinav Bindra, the famous shooter who had made India proud almost every-time in past years, didn’t get any medals this time, as he was placed fourth in Men’s 10 m Rifle shooting on third day. So, it’s time for Heena to show women’s power this time around in the 2016 Olympics from India’s side. Heena will be competing against Lalita Yauhleuskaya from Austrailia and Monika Karsch from Germany amongst several others.
After that, coming right up will be Men’s Individual Archery, where Atanu Das from India will face Jitbahadur Muktan from Nepal in the round of 64 to get one step closer for a medal in this event. Then around 7:30 PM IST India will be facing Argentina today to regain their top spot in Pool B, after an embarrassing loss to Germany by 2-1. Can India make it to the quarter final this time or will it be beaten by Germany for the top spot amongst their pool. We guess, we have to find that out.
Last event of the day for India will start late at night around 2:45 AM IST, where Vikas Krishan Yadav will face Charles Conwell of United States in the Men’s Middle 75 kg Boxing, round of 32. Vikas is not a big name in the boxing world but maybe he can make a name for himself in his first Olympic event. This is it from day 4 of the Rio Olympics, stay tuned for tomorrow’s updates.