A Medal around the Corner
August 03, 2012 @ 00:00 am
Finally, we have made a statement at the Olympics. The oversea conception, of India, being nothing but a market place of demand; will soon be a bygone thought if the current results at such international events persists. Olympics 2012 has brought to light
Consider the brilliant table-tennis talent, Soumyajit Ghosh, all of 19 years, took us by surprise when he advanced to his second match after having won the first one with ease. What about Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap; he has played his heart out at every game so far, even though he could not make it to the semi-finals, he did not fall easily to the world number two Lee Chong Wei. And obviously, hats-off to Gagan Narang for bringing home the third shade.
We could not see Leander Paes, paired with Mahesh Bhupathi, but it has given the other youngsters a chance to play side-by-side the more experienced. However, both the men’s doubles teams have been defeated; but the mixed doubles team of Paes and Sania are putting up a good challenge, after surpassing Serbian resistance, by advancing into the quarterfinals.
Saina Nehwal had marched into the semi-finals after dispatching Tine Baun of Denmark. However; earlier today, Saina lost to Wang Yihan, the world no.1 in Badminton, but we hope she still manages a bronze. Surely, Vijender Singh is only going to give up after winning a medal, as he has scraped past Terrell Gausha with a 16-15 verdict in the thrilling contest of muscle and mind.
The Indian Hockey Team will play against the reigning Olympic Champions today, Germany, in a match that Coach Michael Hobbs is not too confident about; he says that the senior players are not adhering to the game plan. Nevertheless, what matters is that we have managed to push forward; and the results are proof of that.
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