India have currently won one silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics. On Saturday, the country will have an opportunity to add as many as four medals to their tally.
In badminton, PV Sindhu will be up against Tai Tzu-ying of Chinese Taipei in the women's singles semifinal. Sindhu, who had won a silver at the Rio Olympics, will look to win a medal at Tokyo Olympics too. If she wins the match against Tzu-ying, she will be assured of a gold or silver medal. If she loses the match, she will enter the bronze medal match.
Indian boxers had a good day on Friday, with Lovlina Borgohain entering the semifinal in the 69kg welterweight division and being assured of a medal. On Saturday, boxer Pooja Rani will look to follow suit when she faces China's Li Qian in the quarterfinal of the women’s middleweight (75kg) category. Another Indian boxer, Amit Panghal will start his campaign on Saturday. The no. 1 seed in the men’s flyweight (52kg) category will face Yuberjen Martinez of Colombia.
The lone remaining Indian archer at Tokyo 2020, Atanu Das will also be in action against Japan’s Takaharu Furukawa in the men’s individual event.
Here is a full list of Indian athletes who will be in action on July 31:
1) 4.15am onwards: Golf, Men’s Round 2 (continued) and Round 3
Indians in the fray: Anirban Lahiri, Udayan Mane
2) 6am onwards: Women’s discus throw - qualification
Indians in the fray: Seema Punia, Kamalpreet Kaur
3) 6.30am: Hockey, Women's Pool A
India vs South Africa
4) 7.18am: Archery, Round of 16
Indians in the fray: Atanu Das
11.15am: Archery men's individual quarterfinal, if Das qualifies
12.15pm: Archery semifinal
1pm: Bronze Medal match
1.15pm: Archery, Men's individual final
5) 7.30am: Boxing - Men’s flyweight (48-52kg), round of 16
Indians in the fray: Amit Panghal
6) 8.30am: Shooting, Women’s 50m rifle 3 positions - QualificationToky
Indians in the fray: Tejaswini Sawant and Anjum Moudgilo
7) 8.35am onwards: Sailing, Men's 49er
Indians in the fray: Ganapathy Kelapanda/Varun Thakkar
8) 12.30pm: Shooting, Women’s 50m rifle 3 positions - Final
Indians in the fray: Tejaswini Sawant and Anjum Moudgil (Depends on the qualification)
9) 2.30pm: Badminton, Women's singles semifinal
PV Sindhu vs Tai Tzu-ying
10) 3.30pm: Athletics, Men’s long jump qualification
Indians in the fray: Murali Sreeshankar
11) 3.36pm: Boxing, Women’s middleweight (69-75kg) quarterfinal
Indians in the fray: Pooja Rani