Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Vijender, Sushil foresee medals galore for India in CWG

New Delhi, Jun 29 (PTI) Olympic bronze medallists Vijender Singh and Sushil Kumar today said Indian athletes are preparing hard for the fast-approaching Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games and the country can expect a rich medal haul in the twin events.

"Our practice is going on well in Patiala and we are working very hard for the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games," said the world number one boxer Vijender at the launch of 'Samsung Sports Ratna' program offering scholarships to 10 athletes across various sports disciplines for the 16th Asian Games to be held in Guangzhou, China in November this year.

The 10 athletes who were signed for the scholarship program are shooters Abhinav Bindra, Manavjit Singh Sandhu, Gagan Narang and Ranjan Sodhi, boxers Vijender, Akhil, Thokchom Nanao Singh and Mayengbam Suranjoy Singh, wrestlers Sushil and Ramesh Kumar
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