Stars to Watch Out for in the 2014 Commonwealth Games
The 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow is just few days away and the athletes from all over the world make their way into the Scottish capital. Over 3000 athletes are expected to take part in the games which contains 17 events. Some top athletes like Lee Chong Wei, Yohan Blake and Saina Nehwal pulled out of the games even before the games began. Even in the absence of few stars, the tournaments have quite a lot of attraction courtesy athletes like Usain Bolt. Here we bring you a list of stars to watch out for in the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Australian Hockey Team
The Australian men’s Hockey Team enter the Commonwealth Games fresh from the 2014 World Cup triumph at Hague, Netherlands. The Hockeyroos are four time defending champions at the Commonwealth Games and will to make it five golds out of five editions. Their hopes rest on the shoulders of their skipper Jamie Dwyer and experienced Glenn Turner. With their rivals Netherlands and Germany won’t be participating in the Commonwealth Games, Australia, once again look the favourites to clinch the gold.
The world number 1 women’s Squash player from Malaysia is one of the one athletes who come into the Commonwealth Games with an assurance of a Gold Medal. Nicol, a resident of Amsterdam, will look to defend her Commonwealth Games gold which she won 4 years ago in New Delhi. The only tough opponent for her will be India’s Dipika Palikkal. Nicol is in fine form since the start of the year and will look to continue in the Glasgow games as well.
India’s one of the Gold Medal prospect Heena Sidhu can easily make the hope into reality. The ace 10 m Air Pistol shooter will look to defend her Gold Medal which she won in 2010 commonwealth Games. She has won the silver 2014 ISSF World Cup in Munich and Goal in the 2013 Asian Shooting championships in Kuwait. She will lead India in the women’s shooting contingent for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Jamaican women sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser is surely one of the crowd puller when the track events get underway in Glasgow. Fraser will take part in the women’s 100m, 200m and in the 4*100m relay as a part of the Jamaican team. She didn’t take part in the previous Commonwealth Games in Delhi. So we can expect the Jamaican to make an impact in the Glasgow games that begin in 5 day’s time.
“The Lightning Strikes”. Everyone will be eager to hear the phrase on air when Usain Bolt crosses the men’s 100m finals. Bolt looks the clear favourite as his challengers Yohan Blake pulled out the Games. Bolt will also look to complete the treble of winning the men’s 100m, 200m and 4*100m relay with his Jamaican team. Because of his mere presence, a lot of fans will be attracted to witness the men’s 100m finals which will get over within 10 seconds.
Apart from these, there are likes of Mo Farah, Jamaican men’s and women’s 4*100m team will look to make amends during the games.