Ex-olympian confidence that India will do good

Jamshedpur: Former Olympian Harbhajan Singh today expressed confidence that India will excel its medal tally compared to the last edition of the Olympic games even though the pressure was obvious on the last edition`s medal winners.

2008 Beijing medal winners including Sushil Kumar (Wrestling), Vijendra Kumar (Boxing), Discus thrower Krishna Punia, who had recently eclipsed the Seema Antil?s national record of 64.64 metres by throwing 64.76 meters, Olympics gold medalist shooter Abhinav Bindra are all raring to go, Singh who had represented India in the 1980 Olympics told PTI today.

These athletes will definitely be under pressure to maintain the form in the mega sports event beginning mid-July but I am confident that they will excel their performance and win medal for the country as they are all in good nick, Singh, who is also the Secretary of Jharkhand Basketball Association, said.

Expressing hope that Indian pugilists would bag maximum medal for the country, he said our shuttlers, archers, wrestlers also have good prospect to fetch medals this time. Justifying his claim, Singh, who is also the General Secretary of East Singhbhum district Olympics Association, said the last edition Olympics medal winners had not only been rewarded adequately but also accorded recognitions.