Rio Olympics 2016 schedule, day 16: Yogeshwar Dutt aims for gold; marathon runners in action

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Which sports will Team India contest in on day 16 of a Rio Olympics?

Day 16 of a Rio Olympics 2016 will see Indians in movement in two events: Wrestling and athletics.

India's Yogeshwar Dutt celebrates his feat over North Korea's Jong Myong Ri for a bullion award on a Men's 60Kg Freestyle wrestling during a ExCel venue during a London 2012 Olympic Games Aug 11, 2012. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem (BRITAIN - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT WRESTLING) - RTR36P5OIndia's Yogeshwar Dutt celebrates his feat over North Korea's Jong Myong Ri for a bullion award on a Men's 60Kg Freestyle wrestling during a ExCel venue during a London 2012 Olympic Games Aug 11, 2012. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem (BRITAIN - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT WRESTLING) - RTR36P5O

India’s Yogeshwar Dutt celebrates his feat during a 2012 London Olympics. Reuters

Who will be a Indian athletes in action?

India’s hopes for a final Olympic hand will rest on a shoulders of London Olympics bronze-medallist Yogeshwar Dutt, who is perplexing tough not to let the Narsingh Yadav part impact him forward of a men’s 65kg freestyle wrestling event on Sunday.

Yogeshwar’s tour to securing an Olympic share place hasn’t been really smooth. Having recovered from 3 surgeries in 2015, he usually managed to book a sheet to Rio this year. Now expectations are high and he himself wants to bid adieu to a wrestling locus with a second true award at the Olympics.

Playing in his fourth and, in all probability, last Olympics, a 33-year-old will have his charge cut out when he faces Ganzorigiin Mandakhnaran of Mongolia in a gift round.

In athletics, India will margin 3 athletes — Thonnakkal Gopi, Kheta Ram and Nitendra Singh Rawat — in a men’s marathon final.

Here are all a Indians in movement on day 16:

Yogeshwar Dutt – Wrestling, men’s 65kg freestyle

Kheta Ram – Athletics, men’s marathon final

Nitendra Singh Rawat – Athletics, men’s marathon final

Thonnakkal Gopi – Athletics, men’s marathon final

Kheta Ram during a Rio Olympics. Image courtesy: Shrenik AvlaniKheta Ram during a Rio Olympics. Image courtesy: Shrenik Avlani

Kheta Ram during a Rio Olympics. Image courtesy: Shrenik Avlani

What time will these events happen? (all times in IST)

Yogeshwar Dutt‘s men’s 65-kg freestyle wrestling qualifier is scheduled to start during 5:00 pm.

The men’s marathon will start during 6:00 pm.

What are India’s award prospects?

All eyes will be on Yogeshwar Dutt, as he is a final picturesque wish of winning a award for India. The London Olympics bronze medallist has a knowledge and a ability to compete against a best in a universe and will demeanour to assistance India tighten it’s Olympic debate on a high note.

The men’s marathon final is also a award eventuality and could produce a surprise.

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