nah aussie team to tank this year due to all being sponsored by swisse
This will be India's best Olympics in history.
Gold medal contenders are - Deepika Kumari in Women's Archery, Saina Nehwal in Women's Badminton, MC Mary Kom in Women's Boxing 51 kg, Vijender Singh in Men's Boxing 75 kg, Gagan Narang in Men's Shooting, Ronjan Sodhi in Men's Double Trap shooting, Krishna Poonia in Women's Discuss Throw, Abhinav Bindra in Men's Shooting, Sushil Kumar in Men's Wrestling (don't remember the weight category). There are outside chances of one of the new boxers, wrestlers, shooters or archers ending up with a surprise gold medal. I'm expecting at least 3 gold medals from among this lot. Luck permitting, the count may be more.
There will be other medal contenders in Mixed Doubles tennis Leander Paes and Sania Mirza; other boxing, wrestling, shooting and archery events, Women's Doubles badminton; Vikas Gowda in Men's Discuss Throw. Plus some of the gold medal contenders (in the first paragraph) will end up with silver or bronze medals.
We aren't likely to win a medal in Hockey, and anybody coming close to a medal in Table Tennis or Swimming will surprise me a lot.
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"I want to raise my hand and say one thing. Those who complain about my love for the game or commitment to the game are clueless. These are the only 2 areas where I give myself 100 out of 100."
- Sachin Tendulkar, as told in an interview published in Bengali newspaper Anandabazar Patrika after his 100th International century (translated by weldone)
I heard they were shoo-ins for the gold in pronunciation as well
Phillip Hughes 1988-2014
RIP Craigos. A true CW legend. You will be missed.
"If that Swann lad is the future of spin bowling in this country, then we're ****ed." - Nasser Hussain, 1997.
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