India's schedule at Rio Olympics today - August 5, 2016

Indian archers will give the much-awaited opening ceremony of the Rio Games a miss.​

Updated: Aug 05, 2016, 09:21 AM IST
PlayIndia's schedule at Rio Olympics today - August 5, 2016

New Delhi: Having failed to live up to the hype four years ago, the Indian archers have arrived about 15 days early to acclimatize themselves as they hope to make their mark by clinching at least one medal in the women's team event.

The experience of L Bombayla Devi, who is competing in her third Olympics, along with the talented former world number one Deepika Kumari and promising Laxmirani Majhi make them a potent force among the Koreans, Mexicans and Italians.

Focused on winning their first ever Olympic medal, the Indian archers will give the much-awaited opening ceremony of the Rio Games a miss.​

The archers, who are the first among the Indians to touch down in the Brazilian host city, are not staying at the Games Village in faraway Barra and instead are putting up in a hotel next to the iconic Sambodromo, the Samba street of Rio de Janeiro.

Rio Olympics: India's schedule on August 5 (Day 0)

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Event: Men's Individual Ranking Round
Time: 5:30 PM onwards
Athlete: Atanu Das
Venue: Sambodromo

The next phase, Round of 64, will commence on Monday (August 8)

Event: Women's Individual Ranking Round
Time: 9:30 PM onwards
Athletes: Bombayla Devi Laishram, Laxmirani Majhi, Deepika Kumari
Venue: Sambodromo

​The next phase, Round of 64, will commence on Thursday (August 11)

Event: Women's Team Ranking Round
Time: 9:30 PM onwards
Athletes: Bombayla Devi Laishram, Laxmirani Majhi, Deepika Kumari
Venue: Sambodromo

​The next phase, Round of 16, will commence on Sunday (August 7)

​(With PTI inputs)