Legendary runner Milkha Singh on Monday said that the current crop of Indian track and field athletes have the potential to do well at international level but they need commitment to come on top at the highest stage.
Sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal Saturday said that he expects Indian athletes to win 10-12 gold medals from the track and field events in the 17th Asian Games, where competition started Friday in the South Korean city of Incheon.
Day 8 of the XX Commonwealth Games will have 25 gold medals at stake. For India, the four gold medals available in wrestling will be of huge importance as there are hardly any other sporting events where the subcontinental giants can hope to win medals. And leading the charge will be Yogeshwar Dutt.
After spending two years in wilderness because of doping suspension, athlete Juana Murmu is helping youngster in her poverty struck village in Odisha to take up sports but rues lack of basic facilities in the area.
Athletics Federation of India (AFI) president Adille Sumariwalla Monday clarified that a confusion in the eligibility rules led to the selection of overage athletes for the ongoing second Asian Youth Games in Nanjing, China.