Asian Games: Vikas Gowda, Arpinder Singh to Lead India in Athletics

The best bets from India to snatch a gold medal appear to be in men's field events, specifically in discus throw and triple jumps in which Vikas Gowda and Arpinder Singh are the leading lights of Asia this year going into the competitions.

updated: September 26, 2014 14:29 IST
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Vikas Gowda with his gold medal at the 2014 edition of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Incheon: India's subdued campaign at the 17th Asian Games is expected to get a boost on Saturday with the commencement of the track and field events at the 61,000-capacity Incheon Asian Games Main Stadium.

With just one gold medal coming so far, India are outside the top ten on the medals table, the Indian camp is hoping for a sizeable haul from the athletics track and field events.

However, they are aware that competition has got stiffer due to the induction of some former Soviet bloc countries and the grabbing of African-origin runners by some petro-dollar-rich West Asian nations.

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