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Asian Games 2018 Day 7 Schedule: Spotlight shifts to track and field; PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal face Indonesian shuttlers


Hima Das will be aiming for top podium finish in 400m race. (PTI Photo/File)

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The sixth day of the ongoing Asian Games started on a high note for the Indian contingent as the rowers bagged gold medal in the Quadruple Sculls event. It was followed by two bronze medals, one won by the duo comprising Rohit Kumar and Bhagwan Singh in Lightweight Double Sculls Rowing event and the other by Dushyant Chauhan in Men’s Lightweight Single Sculls. India on Day 6 won a total of seven medals, which included a record extending fifth gold medal medal in men’s tennis doubles.

On Day 7, the spotlight will focus on the track and field events, as athletes will look forward to start their Asian Games campaign on Saturday. Dutee Chand will be seen in action in women’s 100m event. Hima Das and Nirmala Sheoran will be aiming for top finish in 400m race.

After a disappointing show put up by the Indian men in the singles badminton event, all eyes will be on PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal in the second round of badminton singles matches, where they will be challenged by Indonesian shuttlers.

Following is the schedule of Indian contingent on the seventh day of the Asian Games:

Archery

Women’s team Recurve (1/8 Eliminations) – India vs Mongolia – 8:00 AM

Men’s team Recurve (1/8 Eliminations) – India vs Vietnam – 9:20 AM

Athletics

Men’s Long Jump (Qualification) – Sreeshankar – 5:15 PM

Men’s 400m (Qualification) – Rajiv Arokia, Muhammad Anas – 9:40 AM

Men’s Shot Put (Qualification) – Tejinder Toor – 6:30 PM

Women’s 100m (Qualification) – Dutee Chand – 6:00 PM

Women’s 400m (Qualification) – Nirmala Sheoran, Hima Das – 7:05 PM

Women’s Hammer Throw – Sarita R Singh – 5:10 PM

Women’s 10,000m – Sanjivani Baburao Jadhav, Suriya Loganathan – 6:30 PM

Badminton

Men’s Doubles

Saitwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty vs S Choi/M Kang (Korea)
Manu Atri/B. Sumeeth Reddy vs J Li/Y Liu (China)

Women’s Singles: Round of 16

Saina Nehwal vs Fitriani (Indonesia) – 11:30 AM
PV Sindhu vs Gregoria Mariska Tunjung (Indonesia) – 11:30 PM

Women’s Doubles:

Ashwini Ponappa/N. Sikki Reddy vs Q Chen/Y Jia (China) – 11:30 AM

Bowling

Men’s team of six (1st block) – India – 7:30 AM (2nd Block: Gold Medal event – 1:30 PM)

Boxing

Men’s light flyweight (49 kg) – Amit Panghal – 11:30 PM

Men’s Bantam (56 kg) – Mohammad Hussamuddin – 11:30 PM

Men’s Light Welterweight (64 kg) – Dheeraj Rangi – 11:30 PM

Men’s Middleweight (75 kg) – Vikas Krishan Yadav – 11:30 PM

Women’s Lightweight (60 kg) – Pavitra – 4:30 PM

Bridge

Men’s team: Qualification round 12 – India (currently at 7th) – 8:30 AM

Mixed team: (Round Robin 2 – Round 6) – India (currently at 1st) – 8:30 AM

Supermixed team: Qualification round 8 – India (currently at 6th) – 8:30 AM

Equestrian

Eventing Individual (Cross-Country) – Ashish Malik, Rakesh Kumar, Jitender Singh, Fouaad Mirza – 5:30 AM

Same line-up for Eventing Team event (5:30 AM) and Eventing Jumping Qualifier (7:30 AM)

Golf

Women’s individual (Round 3) – 4:30 AM

Women’s team (Round 3) – 4:30 AM

Men’s individual (Round 3) – 5:03 AM

Men’s team (Round 3) – 5:03 AM

Handball

Women’s 9/10th place match – India vs Malaysia – 12:30 PM

Hockey

Women’s: India vs Korea – 6:30 PM

Sailing

49er Men (Race 3): Varun Ashok Thakkar, Ganapathy Kelapanda Chengappa – 10:30 AM

49er FX Women (Race 3): Varsha Gautham, Sweta Shervegar – 10:35 AM

Laser Radial (Race 3): Nethra Kumanan – 10:35 AM

Open Laser 4.7 (Race 3) – Govind Bairagi, Harshita Tomar – 10:40 AM

Mixed RS One (Race 3) – India (4th) – 10:40 AM

Sepak takraw

Men’s Regu – Preliminary (Group B) – India vs Korea – 12:30 PM

Shooting

Women’s Skeet – Ganemat Sekhon (Squad 1), Rashmi Rathore (Squad 2) – 6:30 AM

Men’s Skeet – Angar Vir Singh Bajwa (Squad 5), Sheeraz Shaikh (Squad 7) – 7:00 AM

Men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol (Qualification – Stage 2) – Shivam Shukla, Anish Bhanwala – 7:30 AM

Sport Climbing

Men’s Combined – Chingkheinganba Maibam (11th), Bharath Stephen Kamath Pereira (17th) – 7:45 AM

Women’s Combined – Shreya Sanjay Nankar (4th)

Squash

Men’s Singles Semifinal – Saurav Ghosal vs Chun Ming Aun (Hong Kong, China) – 3:30 PM

Women’s Singles Semifinal –

Dipika Pallikal Karthik vs Ann Nicol David (Malaysia) – 1:30 PM
Joshna Chinappa vs Sivasangari Subramaniam (Malaysia) – 2:30 PM

Volleyball (indoor event)

Men’s – India vs Maldives – 8:30 AM

Women’s – India vs Chinese Taipei – 5:30 PM

Weightlifting

Men’s 94 kg – Vikas Thakur – 12:30 PM

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