We bring you the day to day reports and events of Rio Olympics, so, here are the fixtures to look out for on the third day of Olympics Games. For starters, today we’ll have another busy day in the pool, with the 200 m freestyle men starting at 10:21 pm local time of Rio. China’s Yang Sun raced the fastest time in the heats. His performance of 1:44.63 puts him in the fast lane flanked by Japan’s Kosuke Hagino and the USA’s Conor Dwyer. Next up are two 100 m backstroke events, beginning with the women’s and then the men’s final.
In women’s event, Hungary’s Katinka Houssz will look forward to add a second gold medal to her Olympics features. The ‘Iron Lady’ recorded the second-fastest time in the heats. Her time of 58.94 was just a touch behind Kathleen Baker of the USA who qualified with the fastest time of 58.84. Those three events are followed by the women’s 100 m breaststroke at 10:54 pm, in which US swimmer Lilly King qualified with the fastest time. Later in the day, Tom Daley, who won bronze for Great Britain at London 2012 Games, will compete alongside his new partner, the 19-year-old Daniel Goodfellow in the men’s synchronized 10m platform final.
Challengers who can upset their run in the finals include Chen Aisen and Lin Yue of China and Brazil’s Jackson Rondinelli and Hugo Parisi, among others. After this, two medals will be up for grabs at Carioca Arena 2, to Judokus, where history was created on Sunday, when Majlinda Kelmendi won gold for Kosovo, the first time anyone has won a medal for that country. Finals and semi-finals for the first-ever women’s rugby sevens will also be held, and the Olympics medal will also be awarded today.
Australia will face Canada in the first semi-final while Great Britain takes on New Zealand in the other. Another fixture for today will be of basketball, where both the USA men’s and women’s basketball team look to continue their dominance on the hardwood. The men’s team who earlier won over China, will take on Venezuela and the women’s team, which easily defeated Senegal will take up Group B rivals Spain at noon.
On the other hand, yesterday Dipa Karmakar created history after she became the first Indian to qualify for the apparatus finals of artistic Gymnastics at the Rio 2016 Olympics. First-time Olympian finished eighth in the qualification event of the Vaults and scored 14.850 to qualify. She could not repeat her performance in three other events, namely uneven bars, balancing beam and floor exercise.
After three subdivisions, Karmakar finished sixth before the final round, though a strong performance from Canada saw her slip to eighth, which was the last position to qualify. Dipa Karmakar is one of the five women that have successfully landed the very difficult Produnova vault in competition, also holding the highest score amongst all (15.100 ) in her attempt. On the eve of India’s Independence Day, Dipa Karmakar will try to bring home a medal in Gymnastics, a sport the country has not tapped big.