The men’s hockey and badminton teams will also be in action.

Tokyo Olympics Day 5 will witness several high-profile Indian athletes in action. On Tuesday, several Indian medal hopefuls will be seen at Tokyo 2020. The Indian shooting contingent has been the biggest disappointment so far.

Some of them will have the final chance to come up with the goods at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics. Manu Bhaker, Saurabh Chaudhary, the Indian men’s hockey team, the Indian men’s badminton team and many others will be in action.

Shooting: 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team (Medal Event)

Teenage shooting sensations Saurabh Chaudhary and Manu Bhaker will team up for the 10m air pistol mixed team event. There were high hopes on the shoulders of the 19-year-olds going into the Olympics. Chaudhary finished 7th in the men’s 10m air pistol event. On the other hand, Bhaker failed to clear the qualification round in the women’s 10m air pistol event, owing to an equipment malfunction.

However, their record, whenever they have teamed up together, has been brilliant. Bhaker and Chaudhary have won at least a silver medal in the ISSF World Cup in the mixed team at every participation together. They will be hoping to replicate such form on the biggest stage now. Another Indian pair who will be in action in this event will be Abhishek Verma and Yashaswini Singh Deswal.

The event will begin at 5:30 AM IST.

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Men’s Hockey – India Vs Spain

Expectations for a podium finish from the Indian men’s hockey team are quite high this time around. The Men in Blue had started the Olympics campaign with a 3-2 victory over New Zealand. However, they were trounced 7-1 by World No. 1 Australia in the following match.

The Manpreet Singh-led will be aiming to get their campaign right back on track on day 5 of the Tokyo Olympics. Next up for them will be World No. 9 Spain. The Spaniards started with a creditable draw over reigning Olympic champions Argentina. However, they lost to New Zealand in their next match. This has all the makings for an enticing contest.

The match will begin at 6:30 AM IST.

A slew of exciting fixtures on Day 5 of the Tokyo Olympics

Badminton: Men’s Doubles – Satwiksairaj Rankireddy & Chirag Shetty Vs Ben Lane & Sean Vendy

Badminton pair Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty had staged a surprise victory in their opening group stage match. They stunned the World No. 3 Chinese Taipei duo of Lee Yang and Wang Chi-lin 21-16, 16-21, 27-25.

However, on Monday they lost in straight games 21-13, 21-12 to the No.1 seeded Indonesian pair of Marcus Gideon Fernaldi and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo. Their next Group A opponents will be the British duo of Ben Lane and Sean Vendy.

The match will begin at 8:30 AM IST.

Sailing: Women’s One Person Dinghy

Lone Indian female sailor Nethra Kumanan will yet again take to the waters of Tokyo. The event will resume at 8:35 AM IST.

Shooting: 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team (Medal Event)

Another pair of Indian strong shooters will be competing in this event. Divyansh Singh Panwar and Elavenil Valarivan are a promising young duo. On the other hand, Deepak Kumar and Anjum Moudgil have the experience of competing at the highest level. The event will begin at 9:45 AM IST.

All eyes will be on the Indian sailors

Boxing: Women’s Welterweight – Lovlina Borgohain Vs Nadine Apetz

Lovlina Borgohain will begin her maiden Olympics campaign. The 23-year-old will come up against the vastly experienced Nadine Apetz of Germany. The bout will begin at 10:57 AM IST.

Sailing: Men’s Skiff 49er

Varun Thakkar and KC Ganapathy will start their sail towards potential glory. The duo has formed a formidable partnership, having spent several years together. Thakkar and Ganapathy will compete in the men’s skiff 49er event.

The event will begin at 11:20 AM IST.

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Table Tennis: Men’s Singles

Sharath Kamal saw off Portugal’s Tiago Apolonia 4-2 to move into the third round. He will have to tackle China’s Ma Long in the men’s singles third-round clash.

Timing – 8.30 AM IST

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