Asian games,Guangzhou,final day
Alas, The Asiad did came to an end in China and all eyes were eagerly waiting to get bemused and they did not get disappointed.All the sporting formalities were over and all the thousands of medals of different colors were given away but that does not do it for a games meet.It is all about pride and achievement. The Chinese who were upsetting all the nations in the games with their unimaginable performance gulping down gold after gold in almost all the competitions. Every nation had it’s own moments in the games and all was set to get over with the much awaited closing ceremony.As China had already set benchmark’s with it’s own kind of opening and closing ceremony’s in Beijing and Guangzhou ,China had the burden to match those feats and boy! they did not fail anybody. It was a spectacle to remember and an unforgettable closing ceremony and the the baton was passed onto S.Korea to carry forward the next installment of games and S.Korea came with a rousing cultural performance to celebrate the responsibility given to them. For India, Vijendar was the flag bearer and the proud Indian contingent walked with pride.
Lin Dan the shuttler from China was awarded the MVP of the games .
Let’s Hope”S.Korea carry forward the games in the same grand manner and India to improve further “
The penultimate day of the Asiad marked the most enthusiastic day for India as the tricolor flag was hosted various amounts of times and the National anthem sounded 4times in the day.The sport dominated by India “KABADDI” gave two gold medals, from both the men and women. Yet another gold from athletics in the women’s 4×400 Mts and the poster boy of Indian boxing and World No.1 Vijendar Singh did not dissappoint the fans and expectations by winning the gold in his 75kg category.
These golds took the tally of India to 14 gold medals and to 6th position in the overall medals tally. India has sure made good inroads in this games
Let’s hope”The medal tally improves in the future world games ”
Waiting for the grand closing ceremony.
Guangzhou, Asian Games,Day-12
Today, India which was very slow to move up the ladder in the medals tally had a sudden boost with three golds this sunday and to follow it up today, Thursday followed with another three gold medals which has put india in the 7th spot. two golds coming from 400 Mts hurdles men & women joseph abaham and ashwini respectively and 1 gold from boxing via vikash krishnan ,India is still under insurgence to become a sporting superpower and definitely shows improvement but not the kind of improvement China has shown throughout these years . India enters the penultimate day of the games with a higher chance to cross the 10 gold tally they won in Doha . India has a high chances of wining three more gold medals with two in kabbadi (men&women) and 5 boxers in the final with Vijendar being the favorite son of the land to win the gold and several other boxers are also prominent to win gold and now if India is not unlucky i would easily cross the 10 gold medal mark by a huge margin.
Let’s hope “all of India’s boxers and both the kabbadi teams to reign supreme”
Somdev Devvarman, the brand new poster boy of Indian tennis is in ascendancy and it is great news for Indian sports .
India and it’s vast diversity and cultures may be proud aspect of the Nation but if you ask me, these diversities together make a tough rough for Indian sports to travel. Somdev is one among the stars of India in a global sport.
Somdev came into spotlight thanks to Chennai open where he came in as a nobody and won the hearts of a million in India . Nobody expected him to go the next round but to everybody’s surprise he breezed his way to the finals.Even though the run ended in the finals, it marked the very beginning of the glory of Somdev. The Rise of Somdev is just so amazing as it had a lot to do with the time when Sania, the princess of Indian tennis began to fall of the ladder losing her steam.Then the media took the mantle and started following the youngster. He was still playing qualifiers to enter the grand slams but still, an Indian in a singles main draw brought many eyeballs to the game which had Indian stars in the doubles draw only.Indian tennis had always had stars but nobody made it too big in the singles .the last on to make an impact was ramanathan krishnan and prakash amritraj but it was older times i am talking about.Somdev then came into the frame by breaking into the main draw of singles in grand slams regularly , the davis cup team made him feel a key player for India. The CWG hosted by India pinned their hopes on Somdev to win the Tennis Gold and on home turf he did not disappoint anybody and grabbed that much touted gold. Now, the ASIAD Doubles gold is an another feather in his cap he also now won the finals!!!!!!!!! ,that’s it! he will be in high spirits with lots of sponsors at his disposal and would get good facilities and foreign coaches to train with. It is upto him to decide on using to enhance his game and reign supreme or follow the footsteps of Sania who is no longer regarded as a threat in women tennis.
Yes, he’s gonna get the spotlight in the media and he has a great chance to get spoiled under the media spotlight but let’s all hope he does what is good for Indian sports. We don not need another super star in the Doubles .all we need is a super star in the singles arena
Today,in the Asiad their was glory waiting for India to boost up it’s gold medals tally . the gold was not easy to come in the games which is massively dominated by the “New sports super power China “. India rested their hopes on shooters to boost the tally but that was not happening. Even though, the silvers were coming regularly.but, the gold is the color everybody want. not to forget , our pankaj advani gave our first gold in his domain of cue sports and the 2nd gold which came a bit late in the form of army man Bhajra Lal Takhar in an unexpected sport of Rowing.after that,their was a decent gap and the expectations of beating the 10 gold medals in previous games was going down. but today, the tables were turned on it’s head as India hurried towards adding 3 more gold to their safe.the first by Ronjan Sodhi in shooting men’s double trap ending the gold drought in the much expected shooting sport. the next two medals came from the most unlikeliest of events from the field of athletics. yes, India won not 1 but 2 golds in athletics . the first honor was earned in the 10,000 metres by a 1-2 finish by two Indians preeja sreedharan and Kavitha Raut respectively.the second honour in athletics came from Sudha singh in the steeplechase category,this medal of sudha sure needs focus because of the great finish by which managed a gold. she was closely contested by China’s jin who took silver losing by just 400th of a second.In the final 100 meter the sudha who was leading was nearly beaten for 2nd by the fast sprinting jin but sudha gave a final boost of power in the last 10 meters which left Jin behind the gold was thoroughly deserved. The people who watched this race would definitely be talking about it in their work tomorrow the race was one for the reckoning. overall, the efforts of the Indian’s were answered .keeping aside the gold’s. their were several other silver and bronze medals came in India’s way .Another positive for India today is that Boxer’s had a good round of wins putting them in next rounds and raising expectations for gold’s in Boxing as well. Athletics have started just today and hope the medals would keep coming in the athletic fields for India.India is now placed 8th in the list
Definitely”India’s Sporting prowess has increased and a sporting movement has started in the ever colorful India”