The eighth day of the Olympics was poor for India, with their top athletes failing to make an impression. Pooja Rani and Amit Panghal were beaten, while Atanu Das was also eliminated. In straight games, PV Sindhu lost to World No. 1 Tai Tzu-Ying, ending her hopes of repeating her silver medal from five years ago in Rio.
India’s Day 9 is somewhat less exciting than the first eight days, with only limited events lined up on Sunday, however two of them hold a lot of significance. In her final contest of the Tokyo Games, Sindhu still has a chance to secure a podium finish, while the Indian men’s hockey team faces history.
The following is India’s schedule for Day 9 of the Tokyo Olympics. Timings are in IST:
Udayan Mane – Men’s Individual Stroke Play Round 4 at 4:11 am
Anirban Lahiri – Men’s Individual Stroke Play Round 4 at 5:55 am
Fouaad Mirza – Eventing Cross Country Team and Individual at 4:15 am
Satish Kumar vs Bakhodir Jalolov – Men’s Super-Heavyweight (+91kg) Quarterfinal at 9:36 am
PV Sindhu vs He Bing Jiao – Women’s Singles Bronze Medal match at 5:00 pm
India vs Great Britain – Men’s Quarter-final at 5:30 pm