After a glittering opening ceremony at Celtic Park, the Indian athletes are ready to give their best in the Commonwealth Games 2014, starting today. India will be competing in nine disciplines today, with hockey and badminton being the most anticipated events.
The Indian hockey eves will lock horns with Canada, while their men counterparts will take the field tomorrow against Wales. In Badminton, India will be competing in the mixed team event, first against Ghana followed by a clash against Uganda later in the day.
However, Indian weightlifters will be aiming to open India's medal account in women's 48 kg and men's 56 kg at the Clyde Auditorium. India weightlifters finished with eight medals in the last CWG, including two gold medals, and with the squad featuring six lifters from last games the performance is expected to remain same, if not more.
"We traditionally do well in women's 48kg and we are hoping to do well this time also. In fact, we can win at least a medal each in all the women's weight categories," Women's team coach Kunjarani Devi said. "Let us keep our fingers crossed. We can win but it all depends on how you perform on the day of competition."
The 48 kg category has been India's stronghold since the days of Kunjarani Devi and last time India finished with one silver and one bronze. Khumukcham Sanjita and Saikhom Mirabai Chanu are India's medal hopes but they will face strong competition from the Nigeria.
Sukhen Dey and Ganesh Mali will compete in men's 56 kg and in the absence of defending champion Amirul Hamizan Ibrahim, India lifters are aiming to add gold to their kitty.
In Judo, Navjot Chana (-60kg) will face Australia's Tom Pappas, Manjeet Nandal (-66kg) will take on Malta's Jeremy Saywell in the men's category, while in women's class Shushila Likmabam (-48kg) will lock horns with Marie Medza Effa, Kalpana Thoudam (-52kg) will face Hannah Trotter and Shivani (-57kg) will be up against Jessica Klimkait.
In racquet sports, Indian women Table Tennis team will face Vanuatu and Northern Island, while in the squash Anaka Alankamony, Harinder Pal Sandhu, Mahesh Mangaonkar and Saurav Ghosal will take court.
In other events, Amrit Singh, Alan Baby, Amarjit Nagi will compete in the cycling, while Prasanta Karmakar (men's 100m freestyle) and Sajan Prakash (men's 440m freestyle) will be seen in the swimming events.
Where to Watch Live:
The day's action is scheduled for a 9:00 am local time (1:30 pm IST) start with live coverage in India is on Ten Sports, with the live streaming option HERE and HERE. The action will be available live on CBS Sports in Canada with online streaming option HERE.
BBC will telecast the games live in the United Kingdom, with live streaming option HERE or follow the updates HERE. Network Ten will broadcast the Commonwealth Games live in Australia with an online viewing option HERE. For International viewers, including the United States, the action will be available live on official Commonwealth Games 2014 YouTube channel for free HERE.