India to figure in seven disciplines on first day

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{image-indian flag_08082008.jpg www.oneindia.com}Beijing, Aug 8: Indian sportspersons will be seen in action in seven disciplines on the first day of the competitions in the 29th Olympic Games here tomorrow.

The Schedule: Badminton: Arup Sridhar vs Marco Vasconcelos (Portugal) Sania Nehwal vs Ella Diehl Karachkova ( Russia) Boxing: Vijender (75 kg), Dinesh Kumar (81 kg) Preliminary Shooting: Manavjit Sandhu, Mansher Singh (trap), Samresh Jung (air Pistol 10m) Avneet Kaur Sidhu (Women's Air Rifle 10m) Swimming: Sandeep Sejwal (100m Backstroke) Yachting: N S Johl (Heavy wt Dinghy (finn) Open event) Rowing: Bajrang L Thakur (Single Sculls), Devender Khandwal, Manjeet Singh (Double Sculls) Judo: Khumujam Tombi Devi (48kg).

The two badminton players, Anup Sridhar and Saina Nehwal, have got favourable draws, but it remains to be seen how far they will go.

A twisted ankle is a cause of concern for Sridhar, who, however, insists that he is fit for the big challenge.


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