The next big thing in Indian badminton, Lakshya continues to make the right noises. A shoulder injury did hamper is preparations for the CWG that saw him missing a couple of international events.
Sindhu has come a long way from the 2014 CWG in Glasgow where she finished with a bronze. She recently won her first ever Super 500 title at Singapore Open and thus ended a string of defeats in quarters/semis this year.
Deepika Pallikal has made a stunning comeback after becoming a mother of twins as she teamed up with Chinappa to win the women’s doubles world championships title in Glasgow earlier this year. And the duo is expected to regain their CWG title this time around.
Avinash Sable would like to right the wrong of his 11th place finish in the final of the men’s 3000m steeplechase event at the World Championships
All eyes will be on the Indian women’s team in the mega event as Harmanpreet Kaur has a big challenge ahead of herself as the ODI captain.
Nikhat Zareen, the 26-year-old boxer from Nizamabad, caught everyone’s attention recently on the back of her exploits at the IBA World Boxing Championships 2022 held in Istanbul.
It’s will be redemption time for the Indian women’s hockey team as it will aim to recapture the gold medal it won in 2002. India followed it up by finishing second in the 2006 edition.
India are defending champions in both the women’s and men’s team competitions and will look to defend their crown as well as clinch individual medals in Birmingham.
The 27-year-old Manipuri lifter will be keen to cement her legacy as one of India’s consistent stream of Commonwealth medals after her exploits at the Glasgow CWG back in 2014 which shot her to fame as she earned a silver.
Nandakumar Marar writes on different sports appearing on the Olympics Games programme and beyond, news and news features on happenings of special interest and on newsmakers.More Stories by this columnist
Former Indian Badminton player and former National Coach. Author of "Courage Beyond Compare" and "The World Beneath His Feat".More Stories by this columnist