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From Olympics to Mayans, 2012 packed plenty of punches. The New Year is expected to be less dramatic, but one never knows. HT gives a sneak peek at what is in store in 2013.
1. Badminton: After finishing 2012 with four titles and an Olympic bronze, Saina Nehwal will look to defend her titles in 2013.
2. Formula 1: Will Sebastian Vettel, after racing to his third consecutive driver’s championship in 2012, be able to grab a fourth? If he manages, he will join Juan Manuel Fangio and Michael Schumacher as the only drivers to have four or more titles.
3. Chess: Viswanathan Anand will look to extend his hold on the World Championship crown when he meets his yet-to-be-decided opponent in a match.