Well after the buzz of the Gold medal won by Indian shooter, Abhinav Bindra, the question on everyone’s lips seems to be-“Who next??”….. 😀
So, here’s my take on medal prospects:
First and foremost, I would say that the tennis duo of Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupati are the best bets and i would put my money on them to get gold.
Everyone who have said that Sania Mirza was a medal prospect must have been out of their minds. She’s the over-hyped one in the lot. And she proved that she wasn’t upto the Olympic standard when she retired injured.
Well other than the “Indian Express” duo,the boxers Jitender Kumar and Akhil Kumar have been impressive. I especially loved the way Akhil Kumar fought a smart bout with Ali Hallab(of France) in the Round of 32. In the decisive Round 4, he started “virtually toying and playing” around with the hapless Frenchman after amassing a 10:4 lead and finally won the bout 12:5.
So that’s my take on medal contenders… Keeping my fingers crossed and toes too (if that will help).. 😀