The Indian men’s hockey team and wrestler Ravi Kumar have a chance to clinch medals for the country on August 5, Thursday. The hockey team can end the 41-year wait for an Olympic medal when it faces Germany for bronze while Ravi Kumar will fight for top honours in the men’s 57kg freestyle wrestling.
Ravi Kumar stormed into the final with convincing wins over Oscar Tigeros, Georgi Vangelov and Nurislam Sanayev on Wednesday. The two-time Asian champion from India will face two-time world champion Zaur Uguev of the ROC in the gold medal match. Ravi Kumar lost to Uguev in the semi-finals of the 2019 world championships.
If Ravi wins gold, he will be the second after shooter Abhinav Bindra (Beijing 2008) to clinch an individual Olympic gold.
Men’s 20km race walk final: KT Irfan, Rahul Rohilla, Sandeep Kumar – 1:00 PM IST
Women’s Round 2: Aditi Ashok – 5:55 AM IST onwards
Women’s Round 2: Diksha Dagar – 7:39 AM IST onwards
Men’s bronze medal match: Germany vs India – 7:00 AM IST
Women’s freestyle 53kg round of 16: Vinesh Phogat vs Sofia Mattsson – 8:00 AM IST
Women’s freestyle 53kg quarter-final: If Vinesh Phogat wins
Women’s freestyle 53kg semi-final: If Vinesh Phogat wins
Women’s freestyle 57kg repechage: Anshu Malik vs Valeria Koblova
Men’s freestyle 57kg gold medal match: Ravi Kumar Dahiya vs Zaur Uguev
Men’s freestyle 86kg bronze medal match: Deepak Punia vs winner of repechage.