Last chance for boxers and shooters to win Gold

by bharathi 2010-10-13 10:23:23

Pugilists Suranjoy Singh and Manoj Kumar will lead India's gold hopes on the tenth day of the Commonwealth Games when they step in to the boxing ring for their respective finals.

Asian Champion Suranjoy faces Kenya's feisty Benson Njangiri in Fly Weight category, but given the fantastic form the diminutive Manipuri has shown, he can be considered a good bet for a gold.

Next up for India on Wednesday would be Manoj who has been an unexpected success story given that he was in wilderness for two years due to a wrist injury. The unassuming Haryana-lad has quietly gone about his job even as Akhil and Vijender hogged the limelight.

India are assured of seven medals in the Games, surpassing the six (a gold, two silver and an equal number of bronze) the country won in the previous edition of the quadrennial event in Melbourne.

Four of the medals this time are confirmed bronze because Amandeep Singh (49kg), Jai Bhagwan (60kg), Dilbag Singh (69kg) and Vijender (75kg) lost their respective semi-final bouts on Monday.

Indian shooters, who have been in top form in the Games, have the last chance to give India's medals tally a big boost. On the last day of shooting events, all eyes will be on 'Golden Boy' Gagan Narang, Samresh Jung. While Narang will be participating in the 50 m Rifle Prone Men event, Samaresh Jung will feature in 25 m Standard Pistol Men event.

Anu Raj Singh and Heena Sidhu, who won gold in pairs event on Tuesday, will compete in 10 m Air Pistol Women's Singles event.

Following is Wednesday's schedule of Indian participation in the Commonwealth Games.

Diving:

3m Springboard Women: Hrutika Parvatayya Shriram, Karishma Manohar Mohite
10m Platform Men: Puskar Meitei Chingshubam, Himanshu Tiwari

Boxing:

Light Welter Weight (64kg): Manoj Kumar
Super Heavy Weight (+91 kg): Paramjeet Samota
Fly Weight (52kg): Suranjoy Mayengbam

Shooting:

10 m Air Pistol Women: Annu Raj Singh, Heena Sidhu
25 m Standard Pistol Men: Chandrashekar Kumar Chaudhary, Samaresh Jung
50 m Rifle Prone Men: Hariom Singh, Gagan Narang

Table Tennis:

Singles Men Semifinal: Achanta Sharath Kamal, Soumyadeep Roy
Women's Doubles Semifinal: Poulomi Ghatak and Mouma Das

Cycling:

Men's Individual Time Trial: Atul Kumar, Sombir


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