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ASIAN GAMES 2010

India's hunt for glory begins here



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GAGAN NARANG World record holder and the first Indian to qualify for the London Olympics, rifle shooter Gagan Narang enters the Asiad shooting range as India's best bet. The Hyderabadi's four-gold haul at the Commonwealth Games has raised expectations further and he will be looking to tame the Chinese on their home turf. At the fag end of a stupendous season, the challenge before Gagan is to hit top form once again.

India's hunt for glory begins here

November 13, 2010


GAGAN NARANG World record holder and the first Indian to qualify for the London Olympics, rifle shooter Gagan Narang enters the Asiad shooting range as India's best bet. The Hyderabadi's four-gold haul at the Commonwealth Games has raised expectations further and he will be looking to tame the Chinese on their home turf. At the fag end of a stupendous season, the challenge before Gagan is to hit top form once again.

SANDEEP SINGH The ace drag-flicker is India's trump card as Rajpal Singh's army sets out to capture lost glory and erase bitter Games' memories including a defeat to minnows China. Sandeep's goal scoring prowess from the set pieces more than makes up for his slippery show as a defender and if the former Asian powerhouse has to win an automatic qualifying berth to the London Games, then Sandeep has to be one of the main contributors.

India's hunt for glory begins here

November 13, 2010


SANDEEP SINGH The ace drag-flicker is India's trump card as Rajpal Singh's army sets out to capture lost glory and erase bitter Games' memories including a defeat to minnows China. Sandeep's goal scoring prowess from the set pieces more than makes up for his slippery show as a defender and if the former Asian powerhouse has to win an automatic qualifying berth to the London Games, then Sandeep has to be one of the main contributors.

VIJENDER SINGH He punched his way to the podium at the Beijing Olympics and returned home to emerge as the face of Indian boxing. Despite all the adulation and praise, the young boxer managed to keep his feet on the ground and added the world title to his belt. The unexpected reverse at the CWG was a big jolt and Vijender would be keen to add the Asian Games medal to his glittering collection.

India's hunt for glory begins here

November 13, 2010


VIJENDER SINGH He punched his way to the podium at the Beijing Olympics and returned home to emerge as the face of Indian boxing. Despite all the adulation and praise, the young boxer managed to keep his feet on the ground and added the world title to his belt. The unexpected reverse at the CWG was a big jolt and Vijender would be keen to add the Asian Games medal to his glittering collection.

MC MARY KOM Five-time world champion Mary Kom enters the ring as one of the favourites to grab the top prize. The worldbeater has emerged stronger with each passing year and the Manipuri would be keen to grab a share of the limelight, which she missed during the Delhi bash. Though each passing round will be more challenging than the previous one, the Indian has got the confidence and form to outclass her rivals.

India's hunt for glory begins here

November 13, 2010


MC MARY KOM Five-time world champion Mary Kom enters the ring as one of the favourites to grab the top prize. The worldbeater has emerged stronger with each passing year and the Manipuri would be keen to grab a share of the limelight, which she missed during the Delhi bash. Though each passing round will be more challenging than the previous one, the Indian has got the confidence and form to outclass her rivals.

K SASIKIRAN Doha Asian Games team gold medallist Grandmaster K Sasikiran will be India's king of the board in the absence of numero uno Vishy Anand. The master of 64 squares from Chennai will get strong support from the likes of P Harikrishna and Surya Sekhar Ganguly as they look to defend their titles. In Doha, India won two gold including one from Koneru Humpy and India's Gen-X chess squad will look to improve on that count.

India's hunt for glory begins here

November 13, 2010


K SASIKIRAN Doha Asian Games team gold medallist Grandmaster K Sasikiran will be India's king of the board in the absence of numero uno Vishy Anand. The master of 64 squares from Chennai will get strong support from the likes of P Harikrishna and Surya Sekhar Ganguly as they look to defend their titles. In Doha, India won two gold including one from Koneru Humpy and India's Gen-X chess squad will look to improve on that count.

PANKAJ ADVANI The Bangalorean is not in the best of form of-late suffering back-to-back reverses at the billiards table. But then, such is the young man's talent that he can pip the best in the business when on a roll. India would be praying for his early return to form to boost their medal hunt in cue sports. The defending champion leads a strong Indian challenge in Guangzhou that also includes multiple world champion Geet Sethi.

India's hunt for glory begins here

November 13, 2010


PANKAJ ADVANI The Bangalorean is not in the best of form of-late suffering back-to-back reverses at the billiards table. But then, such is the young man's talent that he can pip the best in the business when on a roll. India would be praying for his early return to form to boost their medal hunt in cue sports. The defending champion leads a strong Indian challenge in Guangzhou that also includes multiple world champion Geet Sethi.

DOLA BANERJEE The only Indian archer to win a World Cup final, Dola Banerjee has charted her course to fame. Taking on the world-beating Koreans and the Chinese will not be an easy task, but the world No. 10 has enough experience to measure up to any kind of challenge. And it won't be any surprise if her arrows hit the bull's eye, but then she has to topple serious rivals including teammate and world No. 3 Deepika Kumari.

India's hunt for glory begins here

November 13, 2010


DOLA BANERJEE The only Indian archer to win a World Cup final, Dola Banerjee has charted her course to fame. Taking on the world-beating Koreans and the Chinese will not be an easy task, but the world No. 10 has enough experience to measure up to any kind of challenge. And it won't be any surprise if her arrows hit the bull's eye, but then she has to topple serious rivals including teammate and world No. 3 Deepika Kumari.

SAINA NEHWAL When she started out, shuttler Saina hardly got any coverage for her superb wins, losing out to the star appeal of Sania Mirza, her tennis playing citymate. But slowly the winds of fame began to change direction and this year the ace won the Khel Ratna award. Such is her form that Saina is considered as the only real threat to Chinese domination. If she can manage to repeat the CWG show, the host players will feel the heat.

India's hunt for glory begins here

November 13, 2010


SAINA NEHWAL When she started out, shuttler Saina hardly got any coverage for her superb wins, losing out to the star appeal of Sania Mirza, her tennis playing citymate. But slowly the winds of fame began to change direction and this year the ace won the Khel Ratna award. Such is her form that Saina is considered as the only real threat to Chinese domination. If she can manage to repeat the CWG show, the host players will feel the heat.

KRISHNA POONIA Climbing the popularity charts with her golden heave at the Commonwealth Games, Krishna Poonia has now emerged as one of India's sure shot medal contenders in athletics. Though she will face the likes of the Chinese including her longtime nemesis Song Aimin, Krishna will be eager to climb the podium once again before she takes on the challenge thrown at her by the world champion, Australia's Dani Samuels.

India's hunt for glory begins here

November 13, 2010


KRISHNA POONIA Climbing the popularity charts with her golden heave at the Commonwealth Games, Krishna Poonia has now emerged as one of India's sure shot medal contenders in athletics. Though she will face the likes of the Chinese including her longtime nemesis Song Aimin, Krishna will be eager to climb the podium once again before she takes on the challenge thrown at her by the world champion, Australia's Dani Samuels.

RENJITH MAHESWARY Once he hits the rhythm during his hop, step and jump routine, Ranjit Maheswary soars to new distances - even past the 17. 00-metre mark. If he manages to hit the right notes and gets his act together, the talented jumper will get to dedicate one more medal to his daughter, just a few months old, and it will again be celebration time at home with Surekha, national pole vault champ.

India's hunt for glory begins here

November 13, 2010


RENJITH MAHESWARY Once he hits the rhythm during his hop, step and jump routine, Ranjit Maheswary soars to new distances - even past the 17. 00-metre mark. If he manages to hit the right notes and gets his act together, the talented jumper will get to dedicate one more medal to his daughter, just a few months old, and it will again be celebration time at home with Surekha, national pole vault champ.

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Reader's opinion (4)

Thomas George PerakthuNov 18th, 2010 at 11:22 AM

I think India will fail in Asian Games so India need to invest heavily in sports and games.

Ravish TiwariNov 16th, 2010 at 18:27 PM

We will see, but, I will put my money on Gagan, Abhinav, Saina, Mary Kom & Sushil Kumar. I wish them a good luck.
Jai Hind

Janardhan ProdduturuNov 13th, 2010 at 17:42 PM

It was golden era for India at C'wealth games.Now it is time for our sports persons to prove themselves at Asiad.High expectations are placed on them.Let us wish them best and hope they reach our expectations and make India Pride.

Janardhan ProdduturuNov 13th, 2010 at 17:17 PM

Now it is time for our sports-persons to prove their mettle at Asiad.They did well back home.High expectations are placed on them.We have to make China realize what India is.Let us wish and hope our athletes reach our expectations and make India pride.

 
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