Tokyo Olympics: Indians in action on day 14
- The men's hockey team is eyeing their first Olympic medal after 41 years
- They will be up against Germany in the bronze medal playoff
- Wrestler Ravi Kumar Dahiya will now face two-time world champion Zaur Uguev of the ROC in the final
The Indian men's hockey team and wrestler Ravi Kumar Dahiya will look to win a medal for the country on Thursday, August 5.
The men's hockey team is eyeing their first Olympic medal after 41 years. They will be up against Germany in the bronze medal playoff. India had lost 2-5 to world champions Belgium in the semifinal.
Ravi Kumar, the son of a farmer from Haryana's Nahri village, first outclassed Colombia's Tigreros Urbano (13-2) in his opener and then outwitted Bulgaria's Georgi Valentinov Vangelov (14-4).
Competing in his maiden Olympics, he will now face two-time world champion Zaur Uguev of the ROC in the final. He would become the second Indian to win an individual gold medal at the Olympics. Shooter Abhinav Bindra is the only other Indian to have won an individual gold.
Wrestler Vinesh Phogat (53kg) will look to make amends for the injury-forced heartbreak in the Rio Games five years back. The top medal contender will open her campaign against Sofia Magdalena Mattsson of Sweden.
Indian golfer Aditi Ashok got off to a brilliant start at the Olympic Games, carding a four-under 67 in the opening round for a share of the second spot. She will be in contention at the golf event along with compatriot Diksha Dagar.
Here is the full list of Indian athletes who will be in action on August 5:
1) 5.55am onwards: Golf, Women’s Round 2
Indians in the fray: Aditi Ashok, Diksha Dagar
2) 7am: Hockey - Men's bronze medal playoff
India vs Germany
3) 8am: Wrestling, Women's freestyle 53kg category
Indians in the fray: Vinesh Phogat
4) 8am onwards: Wrestling - Women’s freestyle 57kg repechage
Indians in the fray: Anshu Malik
5) 1pm: Athletics - Men’s 20km race walk final
Indians in the fray: KT Irfan, Rahul Rohilla and Sandeep Kumar
6) TBD: Wrestling - Men’s freestyle 57kg FINAL
Indians in the fray: Ravi Kumar Dahiya
Ravi Kumar Dahiya (IND) vs Uguev Zaur (ROC)
7) TBD: Wrestling - Men’s freestyle 86kg bronze medal match
Indians in the fray: Deepak Punia
*TBD - Time to be decided