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Ferozepur has high hopes from 3 locals at Glasgow

punjab Updated: Jul 24, 2014 20:39 IST
Gaurav Sagar Bhaskar

Residents of the district have high hopes from its three youths who are participating in Commonwealth Games at Glasgow.

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awardee and ace shooter, Manavjit Singh Sandhu, a resident of Ratta Khera village, will represent the nation in trap shooting.

Gurbhaj Singh, a resident of Malsiyan village in Zira, a sub- division of the district, would be sweating it out in the field of hockey and is expected to bring laurels to this border town.

Ravi Inder Singh, a former member of Local Baba Sher Wali Hockey Academy, is another local native, who would be sharing shoulders with Gurbaaj in hockey to fight for scoring a medal for the country.

It's a matter of great pride that local youths are representing the nation despite being natives of this remote backward town which rarely had any coach for any game, remarked Amit Dhawan, a sports lover.

District sports officer, Sunil Sharma said that if the trio managed to maintain their best form, the Indian team would secure many medals in the esteemed games.