London: Eighty-one Indian athletes will take part in 13 sports at the London Olympics beginning Friday. The following is the schedule of their events:
Archery: Even before the opening ceremony gets underway at the Olympic Stadium in the evening of July 27, Indian archers will be in action at Lord's. While the men's individual ranking round starts at 0900 hours local time, the women's event gets underway at 1300 hours. In the men's event Jayanta Talukdar, Rahul Banerjee and Tarundeep Rai will partake in the individual as well as the team event. The women's team comprising Deepika Kumari, Laishram Bombayla Devi and Chekrovolu Swuro will follow the same format.
Tennis: India last won an Olympic medal in tennis in at the 1996 Atlanta where Leander Paes won a bronze in the men's singles event. He, this time, will be taking part in men's doubles partnering Vishnu Vardhan and with Sania Mirza in the mixed doubles category. Sania will partner Rushmi Chakravarthi in the women's doubles while Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna will try their luck in the men's doubles. Somdev Devvarman will be the only Indian taking part in the men's singles category. The tournament will be played at the legendary surfaces of Wimbledon from July 28 to August 5 with the finals being played August 4-5.
In Image: Paes and Bhupathi