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Commonwealth Games
''Indian shuttlers will win 8-10 medals in 2014 Commonwealth Games''
It has been four years since the last Commonwealth Games in 2010, which was held in India, where they put up an emphatic display with a tally of 101 medals consisting of 39 gold, 26 silver and 36 bronze medals, helping them attain the second position on their home turf. But, badminton could not produce a great result, as it only won four medals. But, this time around, expectations are high from the badminton contingent.

The 2014 Commonwealth games is scheduled to kick start from July 23 in Glasgow. India would be represented by 215 sportspersons for as many as 14 different sporting discipline. Nine Indian shuttlers would be travelling to Glasgow for the mega event.

Though, the Indian team would feel the absence of their superstar player, Saina Nehwal, but there are other players in the circuit, who will not let the Indian flag down. PV Sindhu, Jwala Dutta and Ashwini Ponnappa are India's biggest bet in the women's section, while P Kashyap and K Srikanth remains to be India's brightest hope in the men's category.

In the last CWG in India, 2010, India's 4 medals show was rather disappointing, but they are expected to double the medal count in 2014 CWG. ''We are expecting around more than 8-10 medals from our badminton team in Glasgow,'' said Vijay Sinha, Hony. General Secretary, Badminton Association of India.

''We can win medals in various events such as Men's singles, women singles and doubles, mixed doubles etc. But, only time will tell.'' said Sinha. India would be missing out on the services of Sania Nehwal , who opted out of the event, as she is yet to recover from her foot blisters. Sinha further added, ''One would hope Sindhu to win medals for India in absence of Sania Nehwal.''

PV Sindhu is a young talented Indian superstar, who has proved herself in the world circuit, winning gold in 2013 Malaysian Open Grand Prix, Macau Open badminton Championship and a bronze medal in BWF World Championship. It is time for her to prove her mettle and shine in such a global stage as the Commonwealth Games, which would do her confidence a world of good.

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