Over the past year, doubles specialist Vishnu Vardhan has formed a habit for whenever he is in Hyderabad. After training, the year-old would head over to the Telangana Secretariat and sit outside the Sports Minister's office. He would wait for an hour in hope and anticipation to meet V. Srinivas Goud, the state's Sports Minister, failing which he would head home.
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Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today said that his government has adopted a unique idea of promoting sports as a part of education. The Switzerland-based IOC is the supreme authority of the Olympic Movement and is responsible for holding of the summer and winter Olympics and Paralympics. Gagan Narang, who notched up four gold medals at last year's Commonwealth Games, is all set to be conferred with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award. Radwanska has now set her eyes on Grand Slam glory, saying the confidence-boosting performance in Singapore will surely help her win a Major trophy.
Tennis has been one of the sports India has consistently done well at, with at least one medal at every Asian Games dating back to Similar returns are expected this time, with a good shot at an elusive singles medal as well, even though there are no team events. India has a strong contingent in Indonesia, if not as experienced in the absence of Sania Mirza, who is expecting her first child, and Leander Paes, who controversially pulled out days before the event began. But this year, many top Asian singles players will be absent due to the US Open, the last Grand Slam of the year, which begins just days after the tennis ends at the Asiad. Back in , he had lost to Somdev Devvarman in the final.