Atanu Das has a mountain to climb ahead of him on Tuesday.Reuters

India are yet to open their account in Rio Olympics 2016 medal tally. Expectations were quite high from the Indian archery team, but the women's team consisting of Deepika Kumari, Laxmirani Majhi and Bombayla Devi Laishram left viewers disappointed. The women's archery team bowed down to Ksenia Perova-led Russian archery team. 

However, India still have a chance in the men's individual recurve archery event on Tuesday, where the only Indian male contestant will compete against Nepal's Jitbahadur Singh in the Round of 64 at the Sambodromo on Tuesday. 

Atanu finished at the fifth position with a score of 683 in the ranking round on Friday and he has a good opportunity ahead of him to go all the way in Rio Olympics 2016.

However, Atanu has a mountain to climb ahead of him. The young Indian archer cannot let the pressure get to him if at all he wants to open India's account in the Rio Olympics medal tally. 

Going by the schedule, Atanu is unlikely to face South Korea's Kim Woo-jin before the semi-final in the men's individual recurve archery event. 

This is Atanu's first ever Olympic Games appearance and he will want to make it count like Abhinav Bindra did in Beijing Olympics back in 2008. 

Men's individual recurve archery Round of 64 is scheduled to start at 9:00 a.m. local time (1:00 p.m. BST, 5:30 p.m. IST) at Sambodromo, Rio de Janeiro, on Aug. 9.

Where to watch live

India: TV: Star Sports 2 and Star Sports HD 2. Live streaming: Hotstar.

UK: TV: BBC One. Live streaming: None.

USA: TV: NBC Sports. Live streaming: NBC Olympics.

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