London 2012; India's best Olympic campaign ever?

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Saina Nehwal
Bangalore, Aug 7: With Indian contingents claiming three medals at London, Boxer Mary Kom having assured India of another medal after qualifying for the semi-final, India hope to win yet another medal as Vikas Gowda has also qualified for the final of Discus Throw, which will be played on Wednesday morning.

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With Gagan Narang bagging the first bronze medal for India at London Olympics 2012 in the 10m air rifle event, Vijay Kumar, another shooter won a silver medal in 25m Rapid Fire Pistol event while Saina Nehwal became the first shuttler to win a bronze medal for India, the third at London 2012 to bring the tally to 3.

Mary Kom, after defeating Poland's Karolina Michalczuk, advanced to the semi-final, also assured a bronze medal for India as the semifinalists will be awarded a bronze medal each irrespective of their performance in the semi-final clash.

India four years ago registered its best performance ever as the country bagged three medals at Beijing in 2008 while it also suggested that the Indian contingents can win more medals in the subsequent editions of Olympics.

This time around, India's Joydeep Karamkar, Krishna Poonia, Manoj Kumar, Vikas Krishan, P Kashyap and others played extremely well and have impressed everyone. They can definitely aim for a medal in the next Olympics.

Abhinav Bindra, Vijender Singh both won a Gold and a bronze, respectively, at Beijing in 2008 but failed to create an impact at London as they crashed out early.

While medal prospect Sushil Kumar awaits his turn to represent the country, the nation hopes for another medal.

With Vikas Gowda, Mary Kom and Sushil Kumar in the fray, India can expect a few more medals this time around at Olympics as they would try to get better-coloured medals around their necks. There is a 33% increase in the number of medals India have won this time as on Aug 7, 2012, which suggest that India would win more medals next time around as many athletes have understood what it takes to win a medal at Olympics.

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