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Shooters aim to boost India's medals tally further

india Updated: Oct 07, 2010 10:41 IST

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The Dr Karni Singh shooting range, India's best medal hunting ground in the Commonwealth Games, is set to provide more successes for the host nation on the fourth day of competitions on Wednesday.

After having scooped up a bagful of medals, including several gold, the Indian shooters are all set to boost the
country's medals kitty further.

Gurpreet Singh and Omkar Singh (10m air pistol-men), Lajjakumari Gauswami and world champion Tejaswini Sawant (50m
Singles Rifle 3 Position-women), Vijay Kumar and Gurpreet Singh (25m Rapid Fire Pistol-men) and Asher Noria and Ronjan
Sondhi (Singles Double Trap-men) would be seen in action.

India are looking up to star boxers Akhil Kumar (56kg), Suranjoy Singh (52kg) and Manoj Kumar (64kg), for further
medals, along with Amandeep Singh (46-49kg).

The weightlifting arena, also among the most fruitful ones for the country, will see Sudhir Kumar (77kg) flexing his
muscles.

A lot of Indians are in fray in athletics that commenced yesterday with hopes resting on high jumper Hari Sankar Roy,
new national sprint record setter Md Abdul Najeeb Qureshi (men's 100m), seasoned Mandeep and Manjeet Kaur (women's
400m).

At the archery range the Indian compound men's and women's teams would also be trying to attain podium finish
after qualifying for the semi finals.

Women's wrestling makes its debut today with events in 48 kg, 55 kg, 63 kg and 72 kg freestyle and Greco-Roman
styles.

Competitions continue in tennis, table tennis, squash and badminton where a lot of Indian interest remains.

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