India picked up two bronze medals from the Asian Games rowing arena here on Thursday as army man Swaran Singh Virk rowed his way through exhaustion to the third spot in single sculls before the men's squad added the eights title.
Can India better it`s 2010 performance at the 2014 Commonwealth Games? This is the question everyone is asking ahead of the Glasgow opening ceremony. In the previous edition of the Games, held in Delhi, India won a record 101 medals. The unprecendented medal haul helped the host nation to finish second behind Australia in the medals tally.
Having missed the London Olympic Games where India ended up 12th and last, former captain Arjun Halappa feels that deserving youngsters playing for rival World Series Hockey should be picked for the country by Hockey India, which is currently selecting the national squad.
Indian shooter Joydeep Karmakar will be accorded a special promotion by South Eastern Railway (SER) for his splendid performance in the London Olympic Games where he missed the bronze by a whisker after finishing fourth in the final of 50m Rifle Prone event.
With the London Olympic Games having entered into the sixth day, the Asian countries led by China are dominating the proceedings with traditional sports toppers like Great Britain and Russia lagging behind.
A record number of them booked Olympic berths in the very first qualifying event as Indian boxers rounded off yet another superb year, holding out promise for more than one medal at the world`s biggest sporting extravaganza next year.