CWG Athletics: Seema and Neeraj favourites to win gold

With eight medals, including three gold in the last four editions, discus throwers have been India’s best bet at the Games.

Semma Punia (L) in women's discuss throw and Neeraj Chopra in men's javelin are capable of finishing among the medals.   -  PTI/ GETTY IMAGES


The discus throw has been a highly rewarding event for India at the Commonwealth Games, giving the country two of the three individual gold medals won at the Games so far, through Krishna Poonia and Vikas Gowda. India has won eight medals in discus throw in the last four editions.

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Medal prospects: If the athletes live up to the early season promise, Gold Coast could turn out to be India’s best-ever Commonwealth Games outside home (India had won 12 medals, including two gold, at the 2010 New Delhi Commonwealth Games).

Neeraj Chopra (men’s javelin), Tejaswin Shankar (men’s high jump), Seema Punia (women’s discus), V. Neena and Nayana James (women’s long jump) are all capable of finishing among the medals.

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