Shooting, boxing and weightlifting best medal bets for CWG

India's performance in the Games in last two decades shows that in most of the sporting disciplines it has failed to make any remarkable mark. It is only shooting, boxing and weightlifting have performed consistently for the past five CWG, starting from 1990 CWG in Auckland, New Zealand.

Although past records of boxing has not been so glorious, it has started earning medals only from past five Games, with five medals in Melbourne Games, three in Manchester and one each in Kuala Lumpur, Canada and New Zealand Games.

This time, Beijing Olympic bronze medallist Vijender Singh will spearhead the team at the Delhi Games. Vijender is currently at the top of the International Boxing Association list.
It is however, shooting, that has been India's strength in the Games. It helped India bag 26 medals in Melbourne, 24 in Manchester, 7 each in Kuala Lumpur and Canada and 5 in New Zealand.

And this time around, shooters have promised to better their previous records. Having already claimed 38 gold medals in the past five editions of the Games, shooters are expected to capitalise on home advantage.

With world-class venue in Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range at the Games this time, it is no wonder that the shooters and the coaches as well as other sporting personalities are placing bets on this sport.

Even Organising Committee vice-chairman Randhir Singh, who himself was an Olympian shooter, could not help but praise the team profusely.

"We have some of the best shooters in the world like Ronjan Sodhi, Samaresh Jung and Abhinav Bindra," Randhir Singh had said during a guided media tour of the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range.

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