India is ready to host its first ever Commonwealth Games in Delhi. On the stroke of this historic moment, every Indian is wishing the country good luck to make this sports festival - a memorable extravaganza. Over 7000 athletes from 71 nations will compete in 17 sports for the hunt of medals at CWG 2010. Amongst this enriched class of sportsmen, Indian players are also giving their best shot to gold medal in various events. Many Indian players have excelled in their respective sports during recent past and they have already stated their gold quest as "Final Frontier".
Here is a list of top five Indian players participating in Commonwealth Games 2010.
Sport : Badminton
Recent Achievement : First Indian Women to reach semi finals of All-England Super Series
Currently ranked as No. 3 in International Badminton Rankings, Saina Nehwal is the new badminton sensation from India. She has impressed the world with her exceptional badminton skills and winning many tournaments including World Junior Badminton Championship. .
Sport : Boxing
Recent Achievement : Gold at Commonwealth Boxing Championship 2010
The olympic bronze medalist Vijender has come a long way from his medal win at Beijing olympics. The dude from Haryana state has become the face of Indian boxing alongside his team mates Akhil Kumar and Suranjay Singh. India will settle nothing less than gold from this boxing duo.
Sport : Wrestling
Recent Achievement : Gold at World Wrestling Championship
Tagged as world champion in World Wrestling Championship 2010, Sushil Kumar is the first Indian wrestler to win gold at Worlds. His historic bronze medal at Beijing Olympics makes India expect a gold from his Commonwealth Games 2010 schedule.
Sport : Tennis
Recent Achievement : Davis Cup against Brazil
Rohan has evolved as the second generation of tennis superstars in India. Keeping at par with masters like Leander Paes & Mahesh Bhupathi, Bopanna has brought India laurels on many occassions. His recent dream run at U.S open doubles is ensuring a medal addition to India's CWG 2010 medal tally.
Sport : Shooting
Recent Achievement : Bronze at ISSF World Shooting Championship
A front runner in India's shooting line up, Gagan Narang belongs to the class of elite sportsmen in India. He bagged 4 gold medals at 2006 Commonwealth Games and is expected to repeat history. Gagan is a world record holder in 10 metre air rifle (qualification & finals).
By : Saranjeet Singh