Tokyo Olympics July 24 India schedule: Here’s all you need to know

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India has a long day at the Olympics with a handful of medal prospects taking the stage across ten events. Here is the full schedule of the Indian contingent.

India July 24 Olympics Schedule


Event: Mixed team

Round: 1/8 Eliminations

Time: 6:00 am onwards

Opponent: Chinese Taipei

Indian contestants: Deepika Kumari & Pravin Jadhav


Event: Men’s Doubles

Round: Group Stage

Time: 8:50 am

Opponents: Y. Lee & C.L Wang (Chinese Taipei)

Indian contestants: C. Shetty & S. Rankireddy

Event: Men’s Singles

Round: Group Stage

Time: 9:30 am

Opponents: M. Zilberman (Israel)

Indian contestant: Sai Praneeth


Event: Men’s welterweight

Round: Round of 32

Time: 3:54 pm

Opponents: S.Q.M Okazawa (Japan)

Indian contestant: V. Krishan


Event: Men’s Tournament

Round: Pool A Match

Time: 6:30 am

Opponents: New Zealand

Event: Women’s Tournament

Round: Pool A Match

Time: 5:15 pm

Opponents: Netherlands


Event: Women’s 48kg

Round: Round of 32

Time: 8:28 am

Opponent: E. Csernoviczki (Hungary)

Indian contestant: Sushila Likmabam


Event: Men’s Lightweight Double Sculls

Round: Heats

Time: 7:30 am

Indian contestants: A. Lal & A. Singh


Event: Women’s 10m Air Rifle

Round: Qualification

Time: 5:00 am

Indian contestant: E. Valarivan

Event: Men’s 10m Air Pistol

Round: Qualification

Time: 9:30 am

Indian contestants: A. Verma & Saurabh Chaudhary

Table Tennis

Event: Mixed Doubles

Round: Round of 16

Time: 8:30 am

Opponents: Y.J. Lin & I.C. Cheng (Chinese Taipei)

Indian contestants: Manika Batra & Sharath Achanta

Event: Women’s Singles

Round: Round One

Time: 12:15 pm

Matches – M. Batra vs T.Ho (Great Britain) | S. Mukherjee vs L. Bergstrom (Sweden)


Event: Men’s Singles

Round: First Round

Time: 7:30 am

Opponent: D. Istomin (Uzbekistan)

Indian contestant: S. Nagal


Event: Women’s 49 Kg

Round: Group A

Time: 10:20 am

Indian contestant: C. Mirabai

Full list and schedule of table tennis players to represent India at Olympics 2021

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The Olympics 2021 is off to a great start in Tokyo, with Indian archers kickstarting the country’s campaign today (July 23). There will be many more sporting events that India will be competing in starting July 24. Table tennis is one such sport which fans will look to keep an eye on. India has four paddlers competing for a place on the Olympic podium.

The Indians had a dismal campaign last time out in Rio. They will be hoping to keep that disappointment aside and put on a great show in Tokyo. Here are the Indian paddlers that will represent India at Olympics 2021.

Indian paddlers competing at Olympics 2021

#1 Sharath Kamal

Sharath Kamal has been the poster boy for Indian table tennis over the years. The 39-year-old has had a stunning career so far and will be heading into his fourth Olympic campaign. Having won many accolades in table tennis, including the four gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Kamal will be hoping to add Olympic glory to his name at the Olympics 2021.

The table tennis draws for the Olympics will see Kamal face some good competition in the early stages. After a bye in the first round of the singles event, he will be up against Tiago Apolonio in the second round.

In the mixed doubles event, Kamal and Manika Batra will face the pair of YJ Lin and IC Cheng in the Round of 16 .The duo from Chinese Taipei are ranked 3rd in the world. Kamal and Batra will have to put on a great show if they are to have any chance at overcoming their Asian counterparts.

#2 Sathiyan Gnanasekaran

Sathiyan Gnanasekaran will be making his debut at the Olympics. The Chennai resident has previously broken into the ITTF Top 25 rankings and has been splendid in recent years. He has also won a gold at the Commonwealth Games and a bronze at the Asian Games in addition to performing well in several other ITTF tournaments.

Sathiyan will only be competing in the men’s singles event. After a bye in the first round, he will be facing either Brian Afanador [Puerto Rico] or Lam Siu Hang [Hong Kong] in Round 2 of the event.

#3 Manika Batra


The draw for the table tennis - mixed doubles event at #Tokyo2020 is out and the pair of Manika Batra and Sharath Kamal will face Chinese Taipie’s Lin Yun-Ju and Cheng I-Ching, the third seeds, in the opening match 🏓 🇮🇳

Good luck! 💪#Cheer4India #India — Sportskeeda India (@Sportskeeda) July 21, 2021

Manika Batra rose to fame after capturing gold at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. The Khel Ratna recipient is expected to have a great Olympic campaign. Her unique style of play will definitely be a bonus when she takes the court.

Batra will compete in the mixed doubles and women’s singles event at the Olympics 2021. After facing the Lin-Cheng duo from Chinese Taipei in the mixed doubles event alongside Kamal, she will be up against Tin-Tin Ho of Great Britain in the women’s singles event.

#4 Sutirtha Mukherjee

Sutirtha Mukherjee will be making her debut at the Olympics 2021. She was part of the team that won gold at the Commonwealth Games in 2018. The Bengal resident has pulled off some big upsets in her table tennis career so far.

Sutirtha has previously defeated higher-ranked players Petrissa Solja and Cheng I-ching in the Ultimate Table Tennis competition. She qualified for the Olympics after defeating compatriot and ace paddler Manika Batra in the Asia Olympic qualifiers.

Sutirtha will be up against Linda Bergstrom of Sweden in the first round of the women’s singles event.

Also Read: Tokyo Olympics 2021 Schedule

Edited by Anantaajith Ra

Tokyo Olympics, Day 2: Events to look forward to

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Novak Djokovic squares off with Hugo Dellien; Indian men’s hockey team take on New Zealand in opener with an eye on the first podium finish in 41 years.

Now it’s time to look at the next day’s featured events of the Tokyo Olympics:

The day of the Opening Ceremony started with Deepika Kumari and the Indian men’s archery contingent grabbing the limelight. Kumari grabbed the ninth spot in the women’s ranking event, while Pravin Jadhav outlasted Atanu Das and Tarundeep Rai. Jadhav finished ahead of the experienced Das and Rai as India managed ninth-place finishes in both the men’s team and mixed team rankings of the Games archery competition at the Yumenoshima Park.

Shooting (Women’s 10m air rifle) (5:00 am IST) - Apurvi Chandela and Elevanil Valarivan

Both Chandela and Elavenil will enter the competition with plenty to look forward to, despite the occasional blips here and there. Three-time ISSF World Cup gold medallist Chandela has endured a bit of rough time in the run up to the Games, having contracted Covid-19 and then testing negative just in time to board the flight for the Indian team’s training-cum-competition tour of Croatia. The 21-year-old Elavenil, world number 1 and considered one of the country’s finest rifle shooters after some fine performances since breaking into the senior team, will certainly fancy her chances too.

Hockey – Pool A (Men’s) (6:30 am IST) - India vs New Zealand

Ranked fourth in the world, India would be looking to break their over four-decade-long Olympics medal drought. Their last of the eight gold medals came way back in the 1980 Moscow Games. India will play New Zealand in their opener on Saturday and Mandeep said they are geared up for the job ahead. “We are now allowed to interact with other teams. Today was the first day we also got to play on the main competition pitch and no doubt, it is a fantastic stadium. We are eager to play our first match against New Zealand,” he said.

Tennis (Men’s Singles) (7:30 am) – Novak Djokovic vs Hugo Dellien

Novak Djokovic will take on Bolivia’s Hugo Dellien in the first round on Saturday. The Serb will be aiming for his first ever Olympic gold medal, with an eye on the historic Golden Slam, provided he wins the US Open down this year. Djoker, after winning a bronze in 2008, failed to secure a podium finish in 2012 and 2016. Djokovic is in prime form this year after winning the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon. Taking Djoker down won’t be easy.

Tennis (First round) – (7:30 am IST) Sumit Nagal vs David Istomin

Indian tennis player Sumit Nagal will face Uzbekistan’s Denis Istomin in the opening round of the men’s singles event at the Tokyo Olympics. Nagal, who qualified for the Games last week after large-scale withdrawals, was pitted against the lower-ranked Uzbek in the draw on Thursday. A first-round win for the 23-year-old Indian, ranked 160, could see him face second-seeded Russia’s Daniil Medvedev, who takes on Alexander Bublik in his opening round match.

Table Tennis (Round of 16) ( 8:30 am IST)– YJ Lin/IC Cheng vs S Achanta/Manika Batra

The world number one duo from Chinese Taipei are a tough challenge for A Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra. The Asian Games bronze-medallists were brilliant in the Olympic qualifiers and ended up winning the competition. However, in the run up to the Olympics, Sharath and Manika got only three sessions to train together before they boarded the flight to Tokyo.

Men’s 10m air pistol (Qualification) (9:30 AM) – Sourabh Chaudhuary & Abhishek Verma

The highly-skilled Saurabh Chaudhary will have a few Olympic and world champions standing in his way to glory at sport’s biggest showpiece. Alongside Abhishek Verma, Chaudhary will be part of the first competition day action in the men’s 10m air pistol event.

Table Tennis (Women’s Singles) (12:15 pm) – Manika Batra vs Tin-Tin Ho

The unseeded Manika is expected to beat Britain’s Tin-Tin Ho in the first round and is drawn to meet 20th seed Margaryta Pestoska in the second. If she manages to win her second match, the 62nd-ranked Indian meets 10th seed Sofia Polcanova from Austria for a place in the pre-quarterfinals.

Weightlifting (49kg) – Mirabai Chanu (10:20 am)

Former world champion Mirabai Chanu will be in focus for her high medal-winning chances at the Tokyo Olympics as the Indian hopes to exorcise the ghosts of a disappointing Rio Games and write a new chapter in the country’s weightlifting history. Competing in the 49kg category, Chanu is being considered a sure shot medal prospect for India as her personal best of 205kg is only second to China’s Hou Zhihui’s effort of 213kg in the eight-woman field. The hype is similar to the one five years ago in Rio, where Chanu could manage only one lift from her six attempts and thus could not get an overall total in the women’s 48kg event. The diminutive Manipuri will desperately hope for a different script this time round, one that involves a podium.

Here are the other events India will be part of:

Equestrian – Individual dressage grand prix day 1

Table tennis – Men’s singles preliminary round – 5:30

Table tennis – Women’s singles preliminary round – 5:30

Archery – Mixed team round of 16 – 6:00 (Pravin Jadav and Deepika Kumari vs Chinese Taipei)

Judo – Women’s 48kg all rounds – 7:30

Rowing – Men’s lightweight double sculls heats – 7:50

Boxing – Women’s welterweight – 8:00

Shooting – Men’s 10m air pistol qualification – 9:30

Archery – Mixed team medal rounds – 10:45

Shooting – Men’s 10m air pistol final – 12:00

Badminton – Men’s doubles – Chirag Shetty & Satwiksairaj Rankireddy vs Lee Yang & Chi-Lin Wang (Taipei) – 12:20

Badminton – Men’s singles – B. Sai Praneeth vs Misha Zilberman (Israel) – 13:00

Boxing – Men’s welterweight round of 32 – Vikas Krishan vs Sewonrets Quincy Mensah Okazawa – 15:54

Hockey – India Women vs Netherlands – 17.15