Two more weeks to go, after which the world will be witnessing a clash of titans, with every single sport-loving soul cheering for his/her respective nation. Indians so far haven’t had an awe-inspiring track record at the Olympics, but the promise the present sportspersons hold is assurance enough.
Having aced the Swiss Open Grand Prix at Basel (March) and the just concluded Indonesian tournament, we hope this talented shuttler proceeds with the same form and gets a +1 on Olympic medal count for India.
One among the many in the team that won the 2004 Junior World Championship, this archer has even bagged a gold medal for his fabulous show at the FITA Meteksan World Cup (2006), a gold at the South Asian Games (2006) and a bronze in the Asian Games (2006). Of course, expectations are high from this talent.
This is her first shot at the Olympics, and has found a place among the five badminton players representing India at the Olympics. She’ll also be paired with Jwala Gutta in women’s doubles. At the World Championship Games past year, she stood proud with a bronze.
This weightlifting champ bagged a gold at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. And before that he already boasted having 3 gold medals. Wish more and more medals keep pouring his way.
This shooter won a silver at this year’s World Cup. Teamed up with Heena Sidhu, she also won a bronze and a gold at the women’s pairs 10 m air pistol round in the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
Representing Indian in boxing, this man has won a bronze in the 2006 Asian Games and a bronze again in the Beijing Olympics (2008).
He has bagged a gold and a silver (in pairs event and singles event respectively) at the Commonwealth Games 2002. He also made us proud by bagging gold in the World Shooting Championship at Zagreb (2006).
A 21-year old dental surgery student, bagged her first gold in Commonwealth Games 2010. She also prides a silver won at the 2009 Beijing World Cup.
With PT Usha as her coach, Tintu will be running the 800 meters. She’s a national record holder for 800 meter relay, and also has a bronze from the 2010 Asian Games.
She’s the youngest of the lot representing India this Olympics. She bagged a gold at Commonwealth games 2010, and going by her form, she’ll probably shoot a few medals this year too it seems.
Here’s to them wishing all the best for the game. May they garner medals aplenty. Amen.