India at Tokyo 2020 on Wednesday, July 28: Sindhu, Praneeth eye wins; Deepika looks to bounce back

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Tuesday saw the men's hockey team and Lovlina Borgohain edge closer to a quarterfinals spot at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, while the shooters disappointed and failed to qualify for the final. Veteran TT player Sharath Kamal and the young badminton pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty also saw their progress halted, but they went down fighting.

Here's what you can expect from every Indian athlete in action on Wednesday, July 28.

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Lightweight men's sculls semi final A/B 2 -- 8 AM

After a stunning row in their repechage round, Arjun Lal and Arvind Singh became the first Indians to make a rowing semi final (top 3 will progress to final A). Arjun on the 'bow' and Arvind on the 'stroke' will be hoping to make history.


Women's singles group J: 7.30 AM -- PV Sindhu vs Cheung Ngan Yi (Hong Kong)

Men's singles group D: 2.30 PM -- B. Sai Praneeth


Men's individual

Tarundeep Rai vs Oleksii Hunbin (Ukraine) at 7.30 AM.

The Indian men had a disappointing ranking round and will be hoping to pull off a surprise or two. Jadhav finished the highest at 31 and Tarundeep the lowest at 37. The third in the fray Atanu Das, finished 35th, starts on July 29, Thursday.

Women's individual

Deepika Kumari vs Karma (Bhutan) at 2.14 PM

Can the world no.1 shrug off the disappointments of past Olympic Games and put in a strong run in Tokyo? She starts her individual tournament with a round-of-64 match against Bhutan's Karma -- ranks 9 vs 56 from the ranking rounds.


Women's pool A: 6.30 AM -- India vs Great Britain


Men's skiff 49er race 4 at 8.35 AM -- KC Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar


Women's middleweight round-of-16: 2.33 PM approx - Pooja Rani vs. Ichrak Chaib (Algeria)


Swimming -- Women's 200m freestyle Final: 7.11 AM (Ledecky vs Titmus 2.0 - unmissable), Men's 200m butterfly Final: 7.20 AM, Women's 200m Individual Medley Final: 8.15 AM, Women's 1500m freestyle Final: 8.20 AM (Ledecky, again), Men's 4x 200m Freestyle Final 8.50 AM approx.