After losing in the semifinal, shuttler PV Sindhu will play for the bronze in the women’s singles event at Tokyo Olympics. India’s medal hopes will also rest on boxer Satish Kumar and the men’s hockey team. While Satish Kumar will face Uzbekistan’s B Jalolov in the quarterfinal, the men’s hockey team will go up against Great Britain.
Reigning world champion PV Sindhu will look to become the second Indian ever, and the first Indian woman, to win two individual Olympic medals. In the semifinals, Sindhu lost to World no. 1 Tai Tzu-ying (Chinese Taipei) in straight games. She will look to put that setback behind her when she takes on China’s He Bingjiao in the bronze medal playoff on Sunday.
Sindhu had won a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. The only other Indian to have won two individual medals at the Olympics is wrestler Sushil Kumar.
Boxer Satish Kumar will be up against world champion Bakhodir Jalolov of Uzbekistan. If Kumar wins the match and reaches the semifinal, he will be assured of an Olympic medal.
The Indian men’s hockey team will look to keep their good form in the quarterfinal against Great Britain on Sunday. The women’s hockey team on Saturday made history by reaching the quarterfinals, their first in 41 years.
Led by Manpreet Singh, the men’s hockey team will look to end their campaign with a medal. The last time India won an Olympic medal in hockey was in the 1980 Moscow Olympics.
Golfers Anirban Lahiri and Udayan Mane will be ending their campaigns at Tokyo 2020 while equestrian Fouaad Mirza competes in the second stage of the individual eventing.
Here is the full schedule of the Indian contingent at the Tokyo Olympics on August 1:
1) 4am: Golf, Men’s individual – Round 3
Indians in the fray: Udayan Mane, Anirban Lahiri
2) 5.30am: Equestrian – Individual eventing
Indians in the fray: Fouaad Mirza
3) 9.36am: Boxing, Men’s Quarterfinal
Satish Kumar (India) vs B Jalolov (Uzbekistan)
4) 5 pm: Badminton – Women’s singles bronze medal match
PV Sindhu (India) vs He Bingjiao (China)
5) 5.30pm: Hockey – Men’s quarterfinal
India vs Great Britain