Sania Mirza is playing her third Olympics. She has arrived from Montreal, where she was playing the Rogers Cup to Games village.
She will partner Prarthana Thombare in the women’s doubles and will play with Rohan Bopanna in the mixed doubles. The women’s doubles begins on 6 August and mixed doubles on 10 August.
On Sunday, the table tennis quartet of Sharath Kamal, Soumyajit Ghosh, Mouma Das and Manika Batra, also checked into the Village. Sharath is playing his third Olympics, while Soumyajit is playing in his second. Mouma Das played at the 2004 Games in Athens, where Sharath made his maiden appearance. Manika Batra will be playing at the Olympics for the first time.
Meanwhile the men’s hockey coach, Roelant Oltmans has requested for three TV sets. The Indian contingent’s Chef de Mission, Rakesh Gupta has given the TV set in his apartment to the team.
“The Hockey coach, Roelant Oltmans had wanted some TV sets and chairs and tables. I gave my TV set and table and chair to them so that the players could be comfortable. Meanwhile we have made a request to the organisers to give the hockey team some more furniture and TV sets, but they seem have run out of them,” said Gupta.