Day 13 W2W4: India within touching distance of rare hockey and sailing golds

India's gold count could see another boost on Friday, with the women's hockey team looking to carry their winning momentum into the final against Japan. Judoka Avtar Singh, who has an Asian Open bronze in Chinese Taipei this year, will also be in action in the men's -100kg category. There could also be top-two finishes confirmed in sailing, boxing and squash.

Moment of reckoning for Indian women's hockey

India have never played successive Olympics in women's hockey, but that record could be up for grabs for Rani Rampal's team when they face Japan for the gold medal on Friday. India are in the final for the first time since 1998, and must show greater efficiency from penalty corners than they did in the 1-0 win against China in the semis, with Gurjit Kaur converting one of seven. Losing won't help India's Olympic qualification -- Japan will go through as hosts, and the continental spot will be freed up for the other qualifying competitions leading to Tokyo 2020.

Women's final, India v Japan, 6:30 PM onwards

Can Amit and Vikas salvage some boxing pride?

Only eight Indians have managed to win a gold in boxing in 16 previous editions of the Asian Games that have included the sport. Vikas Krishan is one of those eight men and could join Hawa Singh as the only Indian with two golds at the Asian Games. Amit Panghal, who won silver at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast this year, could become the first Indian man to enter the light flyweight finals when he takes on Philippines' Carlo Paalam.

Men's 49kg semifinals, Amit Phangal, 4:45 PM onwards

Men's 75kg semifinals, Vikas Krishan, 6:00 PM onwards

Could sailing provide a rare gold?

Friday will see the final races, and podium finishes, in 10 separate categories across men's, women's, mixed and open events. India's only Asian Games gold came in the now-discontinued fireball event in 1982, through Farokh Tarapore and Zarir Karanjia. India have an interest in five categories left, though the medal prospects are strongest in the women's 49er FX, open laser 4.7, and maybe even the men's 49er. Harshita Tomar won race 11 in the open laser 4.7, and lies in third place ahead of compatriot Goving Bairagi going into the final race. The women's pair of Varsha Gautham and Sweta Shervegar are in silver medal position after 14 races of the 49er FX, while KC Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar could have been higher than fourth, but for disqualification in their 14th race.

49er men - Race 15, 49er FX women - Race 15, Laser radial - Race 12, Open laser 4.7 - Race 12, Mixed RS One - Race 15, 10:30 AM onwards

Squash medals -- but of what hue?

The squash men and women have lived up to form and made it through to the semifinals of the team events. The women face favourites Malaysia -- it was Nicol David and teenager Sivasangari Subramaniam who denied both Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa a shot at gold -- while the men face Hong Kong.

Women's semifinals, India v Malaysia, 9:30 AM onwards

Men's semifinals, India v Hong Kong, 2:30 PM onwards

(With inputs from Mohit Shah)