Members of the men's team include Soumyajit Ghosh, Harmeet Desai, Anthony Amalraj and Sanil Shetty besides world no. 54 Sharath Kamal.
The recently crowned Indian snooker champion Pankaj Advani was at sea in the first frame, struggling to adjust to the conditions that were contrasting in nature to that of the Indian National Championship conducted in Lucknow last week.
Prof. Gert Saayman, the pathologist who conducted an autopsy on Oscar Pistorius' girlfriend after she was shot dead, said his findings were a 'synthesis' of his own professional experiences and observations in addition to consultation of past studies.
Two-time Olympic champion Sushil and London Games bronze medallist Yogeshwar have been given rest by the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) from national duties.
After her standout performance in the qualification round, Heena Sidhu was ranked number one with a score of 386/400. She maintained her lead in the final round and shot 200.3 to emerge winner. Chain Singh won the top prize with a score of 206.
Son of a street hawker from New Delhi's Paharganj area, Rajkumar Tiwari won India's first ice skating gold medal in the Special Olympics last year.
Indian shooter Pooja Ghatkar scored 413.1 in the qualification round. With her brilliant score of 208.8, she defeated Chinese shooter DU Bej, who shot 207.2 in the finals. The third place also went to a Chinese shooter, Y I Siling, who shot 186.2.
Indian Olympic Association president N Ramachandran said his aim is to change the attitude of sports administrators towards the athletes.
The Indian Olympic Association had in 2012 proposed to host the South Asian Federation Games early last year but then Sports Minister Ajay Maken had wanted to defer the regional multi-sporting event to this year, citing administrative difficulties that could have arisen due to the Delhi Assembly elections.
India added one silver and two bronze medals in the men's section while the Indian girls team was declared runner up with 164 points to book a berth in the Youth Olympic Games to be held in China in August.
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