Day 15: History beckons P. V. Sindhu

Take a look at the important events that would unfold on day 15 of the Rio Games 2016.

P. V. Sindhu has promised to play her "heart out" in the gold medal match.   -  Getty Images

P. V. Sindhu stood a win away from bringing home a historic gold medal for India as she beat Japan's Nozomi Okuhara for a place in the badminton singles final. Sindhu struck a flurry of winners to down her higher-ranked opponent 21-19 21-10.

The 21-year-old will face World No. 1 Carolina Marin of Spain today for the gold medal.

Usain Bolt, as predicted, won the 200m with ease to win his eighth Olympic gold medal. Bolt, however, wasn't happy with the 19.78s finish as he had wanted to bring down the world record to sub-19 seconds. He will next vie for a ninth gold in the 4x100m relay.

GOLD MEDAL EVENTS:



TIME

SPORT

EVENT

4:30 p.m. Friday

Athletics

Men's 50km walk

6:55 p.m.

Badminton

Women's singles

8:20 p.m.

Badminton

Men's doubles

8:30 p.m.

Synchronised swimming

Women's team

10 p.m.

Equestrian

Individual jumping

11 p.m.

Athletics

Women's 20km walk

11:30 p.m.

Cycling (BMX)

Women's individual

11:40 p.m.

Cycling (BMX)

Men's individual

12:00 a.m. Saturday

Water Polo

Women's final

12:30 a.m.

Boxing

Women's light 60kg

1:30 a.m.

Hockey

Women's final

2 a.m.

Football

Women's final

2 a.m.

Wrestling

Men's freestyle 74kg

2:30 a.m.

Modern Pentathlon

Women's individual, Run & shoot

3 a.m.

Wrestling

Men's freestyle 57kg

5 a.m.

Athletics

Women's pole vault

5:35 a.m.

Athletics

Men's hammer

6:10 a.m.

Ahletics

Women's 5000m

6:30 a.m.

Taekwondo

Women's 67kg

6:45 p.m.

Taekwondo

Men's 80kg

6:45 p.m.

Athletics

Women's 4x100m relay

7:05 p.m.

Athletics

Men's 4x100m relay



INDIANS IN ACTION



TIME

SPORT

EVENT

PLAYER(S)

4 p.m. Friday

Golf

Women's individual (round three)

Aditi Ashok

4:30 p.m.

Athletics

Men's 50km walk

Sandeep Kumar

6:55 p.m.

Badminton

Women's singles final

P.V. Sindhu (versus Carolina Marin (Spain))

11 p.m.

Athletics

Women's 20km walk

Khushbir Kaur, Sapna Punia

5:15 a.m. Saturday

Athletics

Women's 4x400m relay (Round one)

Poovamma Raju, Anilda Thomas, Jisna Mathew, Ashwini Akkunji, Debashree Mazumdar

6:10 a.m.

Athletics

Men's 4x400m relay (Round one)

Arokia Rajiv, Kunhu Muhammed, Dharun Ayyasamy, Mohankumar Raja, Lalit Mathur