India’s Biggest Hopes for Asian Games 2014
The event of Asian Games is going to start in a few hours. 519 Indian athletes are competing in 29 sports in these games. In 2010 Asian Games, India won a total of 65 medals with 14 gold medals and remained in position 6. Now Indians hope to win more gold medals.
Let us have a look of some hot favorites who are the biggest hopes of India that participate in Asian Games 2014 at Incheon:
This 6-feet-9 giant is participating in discus throw. He grew up in Maryland, USA. A lot of hopes are attached for a medal at Incheon after he won gold medal at Common Wealth Games. Iran’s Ehsan Hadadi is expected to be his main competitor in winning a gold medal in an effort to hit the 65-metre mark.
The most famous female tennis player, Sania Mirza, one of India’s biggest players recently won US Open 2014 mixed doubles title.
Being ranked world No. 1 pistol shooter, Ace shooter Rai is participating in shooting, aiming for gold. He has a Glasgow gold with a silver in the 50m pistol event at the World Championships.
Sania Nehwal is the first Indian to win a medal in Badminton at the Olympics and won bronze medal at the London Olympics 2012. Ranked number 7 in badminton she will be one of the biggest gold medal hopes for Indians.
Gagan Narang won gold medals eight times at Commonwealth Games and won Bronze medal in the recently concluded Commonwealth Games at Glasgow. He will be the hope of winning gold medals in shooting.
PV Sindhu the gold medal winner in Girl’s Singles category at the Commonwealth Youth Games as well as the bronze in Asian Junior Championships. This 19-year-old girl is in the list of gold medal hopes in badminton.
The first and only individual gold medallist for India Abhinav Bindra is one of the biggest gold medal hope for Indians. He won gold medal at the Commonwealth Games four times and silver medal in 2010 Asian games.
The Arjuna Award, Padma Shree and Padma Bhushan award winner, Mary Com is one of biggest medal hopes at the Asian games in boxing. She won a bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics. She has been the Amateur World Champion for five times.
Amit Kumar won gold at the Commonwealth Games in the 57kg Freestyle wrestling category. Now Indians keep hopes on him to win a medal in wrestling.
Dipika Pallikal, became famous after she won in women’s doubles event in the 20th Commonwealth Games along with Joshnna Chinappa in Glasgow. She is the first Indian to break into the top 10 of the WSA Squash rankings. She was also the first Indian woman to break into the top 20 of the WSA rankings.
Devendro Singh won silver medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. He also won gold medal in Bocskai Invitation Tournament in Hungary in 2014, silver in the ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championship and bronze in the FXTM International Limassol Boxing Cup in 2013. In the 2012 Olympic Games, Devendro reached the quarter finals.
Krishna Poonia won gold medal with a throw of 61.5 metres after clean sweeping the discus throw event at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi and won bronze in the 2006 Doha Asian Games. She is the second Indian to win gold in track and field events at the Commonwealth Games after Milkha Singh in 1958. Indian keep hopes on her to win a medal in discus throw.