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In pics: India's top medal contenders in Commonwealth Games 2014

Sports | IBNLive Sports | July 22, 2014, 3:21 am
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 Amit Kumar Dahiya is the youngest wrestler in the Indian delegation. He won a silver medal at the 2013 World Wrestling Championships.

Amit Kumar Dahiya is the youngest wrestler in the Indian delegation. He won a silver medal at the 2013 World Wrestling Championships.

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 The Indian squash campaign in Glasgow will be spearheaded by Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal, seeded fourth and sixth respectively in the singles. Pallikal had pulled out of the last edition in New Delhi due to fever.

The Indian squash campaign in Glasgow will be spearheaded by Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal, seeded fourth and sixth respectively in the singles. Pallikal had pulled out of the last edition in New Delhi due to fever.

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 Devendro Singh represented India at the 2012 Summer Olympics and lost in the quarter-finals in a tough bout against Irish boxer Paddy Barnes. Devendro is a strong medal contender at CWG 2014.

Devendro Singh represented India at the 2012 Summer Olympics and lost in the quarter-finals in a tough bout against Irish boxer Paddy Barnes. Devendro is a strong medal contender at CWG 2014.

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 Gagan Narang won four gold medals for India at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi. He was the first Indian to qualify for the London Olympics 2012 and won the Bronze Medal in the Men's 10 m Air Rifle Event.

Gagan Narang won four gold medals for India at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi. He was the first Indian to qualify for the London Olympics 2012 and won the Bronze Medal in the Men's 10 m Air Rifle Event.

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 Shuttler PV Sindhu showed her worth as the next big sensation in Indian badminton when she won the bronze medal at the World Championship in China and also clinched two Grand Prix Gold - Malaysia and Macau - last year. In the absence of Indian ace Saina Nehwal, all hopes will be on Sindhu in the women's singles event.

Shuttler PV Sindhu showed her worth as the next big sensation in Indian badminton when she won the bronze medal at the World Championship in China and also clinched two Grand Prix Gold - Malaysia and Macau - last year. In the absence of Indian ace Saina Nehwal, all hopes will be on Sindhu in the women's singles event.

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 Swimmer Sandeep Sejwal is the Senior National champion and Indian national Record-holder in the 50m, 100m and 200m Breaststroke events.

Swimmer Sandeep Sejwal is the Senior National champion and Indian national Record-holder in the 50m, 100m and 200m Breaststroke events.

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 Shuttler Parupalli Kashyap, who finished with a bronze at the Delhi Commonwealth Games four years ago, is targeting gold in the men's singles event in Glasgow.

Shuttler Parupalli Kashyap, who finished with a bronze at the Delhi Commonwealth Games four years ago, is targeting gold in the men's singles event in Glasgow.

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 At the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games, Yogeshwar overcame a career-threatening knee injury to win gold for India. He then went on to win a bronze medal in the freestyle 60 kg category at the 2012 London Olympics.

At the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games, Yogeshwar overcame a career-threatening knee injury to win gold for India. He then went on to win a bronze medal in the freestyle 60 kg category at the 2012 London Olympics.

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 Doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa have huge medal hopes attached to them on the badminton courts in Glasgow.

Doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa have huge medal hopes attached to them on the badminton courts in Glasgow.

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 Abhinav Bindra, India's only individual Olympic gold medallist, will lead the shooters' charge in Glasgow.

Abhinav Bindra, India's only individual Olympic gold medallist, will lead the shooters' charge in Glasgow.

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 The Indian hockey team will aim for a gold this time. In CWG 2010, at the Dhyan Chand National Stadium, a star studded Australia thrashed India 8-0 in the final.

The Indian hockey team will aim for a gold this time. In CWG 2010, at the Dhyan Chand National Stadium, a star studded Australia thrashed India 8-0 in the final.

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 Sushil Kumar won gold medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games and enhanced his reputation with a silver in the 66 kg Free Style Wrestling category at the 2012 London Olympics.

Sushil Kumar won gold medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games and enhanced his reputation with a silver in the 66 kg Free Style Wrestling category at the 2012 London Olympics.

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 In the 2010 Commonwealth Games, shooter Vijay Kumar won three gold medals and one silver and is still a major ace in the shooting contingent.

In the 2010 Commonwealth Games, shooter Vijay Kumar won three gold medals and one silver and is still a major ace in the shooting contingent.

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 Olympic bronze medallist Vijender Singh will lead the Indian boxing contingent in Glasgow.

Olympic bronze medallist Vijender Singh will lead the Indian boxing contingent in Glasgow.

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 Discus-thrower Krishna Poonia is the first Indian woman athlete to win gold medal at the Commonwealth Games, which he did in 2010 in New Delhi.

Discus-thrower Krishna Poonia is the first Indian woman athlete to win gold medal at the Commonwealth Games, which he did in 2010 in New Delhi.

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