There will be no medals on offer for India on the sixth day of the Tokyo Olympics, but a lot of the big names will look to take a step closer to the podium on Thursday.
Rahi Sarnobat, PV Sindhu and Mary Kom, three of India’s major medal prospects, are in action. Archer Atanu Das will also begin his campaign in Men’s individual event.
Sarnobat will be in action 25m pistol women’s qualification precision round along with Manu Bhaker. The rapid qualification round will be on Friday.
The Indian men’s hockey team will look to secure qualification to the quarter-finals when they face reigning champion Argentina who are down in fifth place. A win will guarantee a place in the last eight stage for India who would also be likely to finish second behind Australia if they pick up all three points. A second or third place finish is important to avoid a rampant Belgium side in the last eight.
Mary Kom will look to get with a win of a medal when she takes on Ingrit Lorena Valencia in the women’s flyweight Round of 16 encounter. The Colombian is the 2016 Rio bronze medallist. In men’s boxing, Satish Kumar will get his campaign underway against Jamaica’s Ricardo Brown.
Indian sailors and rowers will also be involved again on Thursday and swimmer Sajan Prakash will compete in the men’s 100m butterfly to conclude the day. Male golfers begin their campaign too.
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India's schedule for July 29
|Sport||Start Time||Event||Sport||Location||Medal event?|
|Badminton||6:15 approx||Women's Singles Round of 16||PV Sindhu vs Mia Blichfeldt (DEN)||Musashino Forest Sport Plaza BDM Court 3||No (2nd match on court 3)|
|Hockey||6:00||Men's Pool A||India vs Argentina||Oi Hockey Stadium - North Pitch|
|Golf||5:22||Men's Individual Stroke Play Round 1||Anirban Lahiri||Kasumigaseki Country Club|
|Golf||7:39||Men's Individual Stroke Play Round 1||Udayan Mane||Kasumigaseki Country Club|
|Shooting||5:30||25m Pistol Women's Qualification Precision||Rahi Sarnobat & Manu Bhaker||Asaka Shooting Range - 25m Range||No (Just one stage. Rapid qualification is on Friday)|
|Archery||7:31||Men's Individual 1/32 Eliminations||Atanu Das vs Yu Cheng Deng (TPE)||Yumenoshima Final Field|
|Archery||8.10||Men's Individual 1/16 Eliminations||If Atanu Das wins R64||Yumenoshima Final Field|
|Sailing||8:35||Men's One Person Dinghy - Laser - Race 07||Vishnu Saravanan||Fujisawa|
|Sailing||8:35||Men's Skiff - 49er - Race 05||KC Ganapathy & Varun Thakkar||Zushi|
|Sailing||8:45||Women's One Person Dinghy - Laser Radial - Race 07||Nethra Kumanan||Fujisawa|
|Sailing||Followed by||Men's Skiff - 49er - Race 06||KC Ganapathy & Varun Thakkar||Zushi|
|Sailing||Followed by||Men's One Person Dinghy - Laser - Race 08||Vishnu Saravanan||Fujisawa|
|Sailing||Followed by||Women's One Person Dinghy - Laser Radial - Race 08INDKUMANAN Nethra||Nethra Kumanan||Fujisawa|
|Rowing||5:20||Lightweight Men's Double Sculls Final B||Arvind Singh / Arjun Lal Jat||Sea Forest Waterway||Not for medals, only for 7-12 classification|
|Boxing||8:48||Men's Super Heavy (+91kg) - Preliminaries - Round of 16||Satish Kumar vs JAM Ricardo Brown||Kokugikan Arena|
|Boxing||15:36||Women's Fly (48-51kg) - Preliminaries - Round of 16||MC Mary Kom vs COL Ingrit Lorena Valencia||Kokugikan Arena|
|Swimming||16:16||Men's 100m Butterfly - Heat 2||Sajan Prakash||Tokyo Aquatics Centre|