Indian contingent set for Asiad

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:38 IST

Indian golf has been on an upward surge for the past few weeks, especially with Jeev Milkha Singh breaking into the top 50.

Indian contingent set for Asiad

New Delhi:

Indian golf has been on an upward surge for the past few weeks, especially with Jeev Milkha Singh breaking into the top 50 after his 4th title win over the weekend in Japan.The Indian golf contingent for the Asian Games is hoping that like Jeev they can keep the Indian flag flying high in Doha.It may be a fairly young line-up, but they still hope to strike gold, maybe with the help of the good luck charms given to them during the send off ceremony to Doha.The seven-member contingent comprises of four members in the men's category, including Gaganjeet Bhullar, while the women's contingent will be a three-member team.While the Indian men are amongst the favourites, for their women counterparts, it's just the experience that matters, as this is just the second time that the Indian women will be taking part in the Asian Games.The boys though will look to improve upon India's performance in the Busan Asian Games, where Shiv Kapur won the gold and India stood fourth in the team event.Boys confidentAnd they are confident that they can do better this time around given that each of them is coming off a good domestic season with a title for each of the members."We are confident. We are playing well and are in form," said Joseph Chakola, Member, Indian Golf team for Doha Asiad.However, the teams will face tough competition from Thailand, Korea and Japan, and will also have to deal with windy conditions in Doha.But it's not going to be all work for the players, as they will also take time out to cheer other Indian teams at the Asiad as well."I want to see Sania Mirza play," said Gaganjeet Bhullar, Member, Indian Golf team for Doha Asiad.While the women's team makes its second ever appearance at the Asian Games, the men's team hopes to continue from its previous success story at Busan, and NDTV wishes Team India all the very best.



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