London 2012, Day 1: Vijender Singh, Shiva Thapa, Sania Mirza in action
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London 2012, Day 1: Vijender Singh, Shiva Thapa, Sania Mirza in action

Last Updated: Saturday, July 28, 2012, 22:23
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London 2012, Day 1: Vijender Singh, Shiva Thapa, Sania Mirza in actionZeenews Sports Bureau

• Boxing: Beijing Olympics bronze medalist Vijender Singh (75kg) and Shiva Thapa (56kg) will be trading punches at Excel Arena in the Round of 32. Vijender has drawn Kazakhstan's Danabek Suzhanov in the first round of the men's 75kg (03:00 IST, July 29). In the draw held, Thapa is pitted against Mexico's Oscar Valdez Fierro in the 56kg (18:45 IST). Vikas Krishan (69kg) has been seeded third and is the only Indian to get a first round bye.

• Archery: On the second day, the men’s archery quarterfinals, semifinals and finals will be played and may prove to be India’s first chance to claim a medal depending upon the performance of men’s archers on the first day.

• Badminton: The Indian shuttlers will begin their campaign at the Wembley arena in the men’s singles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles events. In the men's singles group stage (Not before 14:00), P Kashyap will take on Yuhan Tan of Belgium. In the mixed doubles, Indian duo of Jwala Gutta and V Diju will face Indonesian pair of Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir in a Group C match (17:30 IST). Later, Jwala partners Ashwini Ponnappa in the doubles against the Japanese pair of Mizuki Fujii and Reika Kakiiwa (20:00 IST).

• Tennis: India open their campaign with Sania MIrza and Rashmi Chakraborthy taking on Su Wei Hsieh/Chia-Jung Chuang of Taipei (21:00 IST).


• Table Tennis: Soumyajit Ghosh and Ankita Das in action in the first round of men’s and women’s singles respectively.

• Weightlifting: Ngangbam Soniya Chanu to take part in women’s 48kg category (20:00 IST).

• Rowing: Swarn Singh Virk will be in action in men’s singles scull heat 1 (17:00 IST).

• Shooting: Vijay Kumar competing 10m Air Pistol event. Qualification: (16:30 IST). Finals: (20:00 IST).

First Published: Saturday, July 28, 2012, 08:48

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deepankar - jorhat
chak de india...thapa go and make knock out all boxer..and get gold for india..assam xpect very much frm you...best of luck to all indian player....eeswor tumlogoki sath hai...
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Dr Amrutpritam - Balasore, odisha
Best wishes to all Indian participants. Make India proud. Make the first day India day.
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sarwan mahar - birmana,suratgarh
Jeeto india jeeto.long live z news
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sarwan mahar - birmana,suratgarh
Jeeto india jeeto.long live z news
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nivh cathrine - manipur
Agar 1st round me rahe bhi gya to koi bat nahi at least u people try ur best.i wil pray to god to achive ur goal
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satish kumar - hyderabad
all the best to saina nehwal
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anoop - thrissur
all eyes are on u vijender
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jAi prakaah - chitwahi
chak de india go for gold & proud our nation among the world
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Kishore Chandaria - mumbai
Keep finger cross... till medals rolling in favour of India...Starting with Bronze...Silver...Lastly Gold or vis versa..Cheers to India starts soon Keep moral high......
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Vijay Malik - Rohtak, Haryana
chak de India, wanna c our first medal today itself...
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