Day 6: What's happening today?

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

Deepika Kumari will look to better her performance in the women's individual recurve event after a poor show in the team event.   -  AP

Michael Phelps, on Tuesday, increased his Olympic gold medal collection to 21. No active athlete is in the vicinity to scale Mt. Phelps. Larisa Latynina, who follows the US swimmer on the most Olympic gold medal list, has 12 golds fewer and is 81 years old. Forget athletes, more than 100 countries don't have as many Olympic medals.

The US gymnastics team, led by Simone Biles, blew its opposition away to win the gold medal by a massive 8.209 points over second-placed Russia. It was the biggest winning margin of any global championships since 2006.

It wasn't a great day for the US in the tennis court as favourite Serena Williams suffered a shock exit after losing Ukraine's Elina Svitolina. The 34-year-old, possibly competing in her last Olympics, lost 4-6 3-6.

India had a few reasons to smile after archer Atanu Das, boxer Vikas Krishan and the Indian men's hockey team registered wins.

As we move on to day six, there are 20 gold medals up for grabs.

GOLD MEDAL EVENTS:

TIME

SPORT

EVENT

5 p.m. Wednesday

Cycling

Women’s time trial (road)

6:30 p.m.

Cycling

Men’s time trial (road)

6:52 p.m.

Rowing

Men’s quadruple sculls

7:04 p.m.

Rowing

Women’s quadruple sculls

8:30 p.m.

Shooting

Men’s 50m pistol

11:45 p.m.

Canoe slalom

Men’s kayak single

11:55 p.m.

Shooting

Men’s double trap

12:00 a.m. Thursday

Weightlifting

Women’s 69 kg (Group A)

12:30 a.m.

Diving

Men’s synchronised 3m springboard

12:30 a.m.

Gymnastics

Men’s individual all-around

1:30 a.m.

Judo

Women’s 70 kg

1:50 a.m.

Judo

Men’s 90 kg

3:30 a.m.

Weightlifting

Men’s 77 kg (Group A)

4:45 a.m.

Fencing

Women’s individual foil

5:15 a.m.

Fencing

Men’s individual sabre

6 a.m.

Table Tennis

Women’s singles

6:33 a.m.

Swimming

Men’s 200m breaststroke

7:24 a.m.

Swimming

Women’s 200m butterfly

7:33 a.m.

Swimming

Men’s 100m freestyle

8:25 a.m.

Swimming

Women’s 4x200m freestyle relay



INDIANS IN ACTION

TIME

SPORT

EVENT

PLAYERS

5:30 p.m. Wednesday

Shooting

Men’s 50m pistol (qualification)

Jitu Rai, Prakash Nanjappa

6:09 p.m.

Archery

Women’s individual (round of 64)

Bombayla Devi Laishram

6:30 p.m.

Weightlifting

Men’s 77kg (preliminary round)

Sathish Sivalingam

7:19 p.m.

Judo

Men’s 90 kg (round of 32)

Avtar Singh

7:30 p.m.

Hockey

Women's (Group B)

India (versus Australia)

7:50 p.m.

Rowing

Men’s single sculls (classification race)

Dattu Baban Bhokanal

8:30 p.m.

Shooting

Men’s 50m pistol

Final

1:27 a.m. Thursday

Archery

Women’s individual (round of 64)

Deepika Kumari

3 a.m.

Boxing

Men’s light welter 64 kg (round of 32)

Manoj Kumar

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