Day 8: What's happening today?

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

Gagan Narang would try to make good after he failed to qualify for the Final in 10m Air Rifle event.   -  R. V. Moorthy

It seems as if Michael Phelps can't stop himself from winning Olympic gold medals. On the seventh day of Rio Olympics 2016, the American finished almost two seconds clear of Japan's Kosuke Hagino in the 200m individual medley to win his 22nd gold.

Phelps now has won 13 individual events, spanning five Olympics. Nobody has won as much. Leonidas of Rhodes won 12, 2000 years ago.

Fellow American Simone Biles, as expected, soared to win the all-around gold medal in gymnastics. Biles became the fourth straight American woman to win the all-around title.

Meanwhile, Great Britain had some anxious moments as its number one tennis star, Andy Murray, survived a scare to reach the quarterfinals of the singles event. Murray beat Italy's Fabio Fognini 6-1 2-6 6-3.

It was a disappointing day for the Indians as it suffered defeats in hockey, archery, boxing and badminton. However, star shuttlers Saina Nehwal and P. V. Sindhu and the mixed doubles tennis team of Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna clinched comfortable wins.

Day 8 of the games will have 24 gold medals up for grabs.

GOLD MEDAL EVENTS:

TIME

SPORT

EVENT

6:30 p.m. Friday

Equestrian

Team dressage, Grand prix special

7:02 p.m.

Rowing

Women's lightweight double sculls

7:14 p.m.

Rowing

Men’s lightweight double sculls

7:30 p.m.

Shooting

Men’s 50m rifle prone

7:34 p.m.

Rowing

Women’s coxless pair

7:54 p.m.

Rowing

Men’s coxless four

11:55 p.m.

Women's skeet

Women’s skeet

12 a.m. Saturday

Weightlifting

Women’s 75 kg

12:12 a.m.

Trampoline

Women’s individual

1:10 a.m.

Judo

Women’s over-78kg

1:13 a.m.

Archery

Men’s individual

1:31 a.m.

Judo

Men’s over-100 kg

1:50 a.m.

Tennis

Men’s doubles

2:34 a.m.

Cycling

Track, Women’s team sprint

3 a.m.

Fencing

Men’s team foil

3:12 a.m.

Cycling

Track, Men’s team pursuit

3:30 a.m.

Weightlifting

Men’s 85kg

6:30 a.m.

Athletics

Women’s shot put

6:33 a.m.

Swimming

Women’s 200m backstroke

6:42 a.m.

Swimming

Men’s 100m butterfly

6:50 a.m.

Swimming

Women’s 800m freestyle

7:14 a.m.

Swimming

Men’s 50m freestyle



INDIANS IN ACTION:

TIME

SPORT

EVENT

PLAYERS

4 p.m. Friday

Golf

Men’s individual (round two)

S. S. P. Chawrasia, Anirban Lahiri

5:30 p.m.

Shooting

Men’s 50m rifle prone (qualification)

Chain Singh, Gagan Narang

5:30 p.m.

Badminton

Women’s doubles (Group A)

G. Jwala and Ashwini Ponnappa

5:43 p.m.

Archery

Men’s individual (round of 16)

Atanu Das

6 p.m.

Shooting

Men’s skeet (qualifications)

Mairaj Ahmad Khan

6:35 p.m.

Athletics

Women’s shot put (qualifications)

Manpreet Kaur

6:58 p.m.

Athletics

Men’s 800m (round one, heat 3)

Jinson Johnson

7:25 p.m.

Athletics

Men’s discus (qualifications)

Vikas Gowda

7:30 p.m.

Shooting

Men’s 50m rifle prone

Final

7:50 p.m.

Badminton

Men’s doubles (Group D)

B. Sumeeth Reddy and Manu Attri

8:25 p.m.

Athletics

Women’s 100m (preliminaries)

Dutee Chand

8:45 p.m.

Shooting

Men’s 25m rapid-fire pistol, (qualification)

Gurpreet Singh

9 p.m.

Hockey

Men’s Group-B

India (versus Canada)

9:20 p.m.

Rowing

Men’s single sculls

Dattu Baban Bhokanal

11 p.m.

Athletics

Men’s 20 km walk (final)

Krishnan Ganapathi, Gurmeet Singh

and Manish Singh

11:30 p.m.

Tennis

Mixed doubles

Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna

11:30 p.m.

Archery

Men’s individual

Quarterfinals

12:25 a.m. Saturday

Archery

Men’s individual

Semifinals

1:13 a.m.

Archery

Men’s individual

Final

3:30 a.m.

Boxing

Men’s middle 75 kg (round-of-16)

Vikas Krishan

5:50 a.m.

Athletics

Men’s long jump (qualifications)

Ankit Sharma

6:23 a.m.

Athletics

Men’s 400m (round one, heat 7)

Muhammed Anas Yahiya

6:30 a.m.

Athletics

Women’s shot put

Final

7:10 a.m.

Athletics

Women’s 100m

Round one