Abhinav Bindra will look to reawaken the glory day from eight years ago when India's only individual Olympic gold medallist gets into the shooting range for the men's 10m Air Rifle event in Rio on Monday. Joining Bindra in the gold quest will be Gagan Narang, two names who certainly have the quality and experience to finish on the podium.
The perfect scenario for all Indian fans would be Bindra and Narang shooting it out for the gold medal, having eliminated the rest of the competition. To do that, consistency, first in the qualification round, and then in the final, is the byword that both shooters need to go by.
So far, that consistency has eluded the India shooters. While all of them, barring Jitu Rai, have failed to even make it to the final, even when one of them did, he ended up finishing at the bottom.
With the amount of athletes that qualified, shooting was always thought to be one of India's best chances at winning multiple medals, but after an underwhelming couple of days, the pressure now falls on two of India's most experienced and successful shooters.
Bindra, of course, has been there and done it all in the past, and while he might not be the world beater he was anymore, class, as they say, is permanent. And it is that class, coupled with a gold medal winning experience of before, that he will need to fall back on when he steps into the Olympic Shooting Centre on Monday.
Hoping to join his compatriot in the final will be Narang, who, like Bindra, is not at his absolute peak anymore. Narang does have two more events to fall back on at this Rio Olympics, in case the 10m Air Rifle does not go according to plan, but to gain some momentum for the challenges that lie ahead, the 33-year-old will be desperate to make his mark.
India need a bit of success on the medal front to get their Olympics campaign up and running, and what better duo to do that than two of India's best shooters.
Update: Ahhinav Bindra has qualified for the final, after finishing seventh in qualification. He will need to improve his shooting, though, if he is to contend for a medal. Narang failed to qualify, managing just a 23rd place finish in qualification. The final begins at 8.30 p.m. IST.
Where to Watch Live
The men's 10m air rifle shooting qualifiers is set to begin at 5.30 p.m. IST (9 a.m. local time, 1 p.m. BST). The final is scheduled for an 8.30 p.m. IST (12 p.m. local time, 4 p.m. BST) start. Live Streaming and TV options are below.
Brazil: TV: SporTV, Globo, Fox Sports and ESPN.
UK and Ireland: TV: BBC. Live Streaming: BBCiPlayer.
Middle East: TV: Bein Sports Arabia.
Canada: TV: TSN, RDS. Live Streaming: TSN TV.
Australia: TV: Channel 7, 7Two and 7Mate. Live Streaming: Channel 7 online.
Germany: TV: ARD and ZDF.