Bhubaneswar: As the entire world saw a sparkling opening function of the 21st version of the Commonwealth Games at the Carrara Stadium in Gold Coast in Australia today, a sum of eight Odia competitors are intending to make Odisha pleased at the 12-day mega donning party.
While Hockey pro-Amit Rohidas will be the main Odia player in the male hockey group speaking to the nation, Lilima Minz, Deep Grace Ekka, Namita Toppo and Sunita Lakra have booked their billets in the ladies’ hockey group.
Additionally, in the olympic style events occasion, competitor Purnima Hembram will speak to India in the Heptathlon occasion and Gymnast Rakesh Patra will take an interest in creative acrobatic. Weightlifter Saraswati Routh will be seen contending in the 58 kg classification in ladies’ weightlifting.
A solid Indian unforeseen of 227 members will hope to better the nation’s past showings at the Games.
At the past version of Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, India’s award count remained at 64 decorations with 15 gold, 30 silver and 19 bronze awards.
A sum of around 4,300 members speaking to 71 countries will contend in 275 occasions crosswise over 19 disciplines at the Games which will close on April 15.