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May 2018 Edition of Power Politics is updated.         May 2018 Edition of Power Politics is updated.
Issue:May' 2018


Champagne stuff !


Anis Bhanwala Champagne stuff from sporting artists in different areas and games. Anis Bhanwala became India's youngest gold medallist at the Commonwealth Games. I was doing in at other competitions and "I was in good form and shooting consistently" said the 15-year-old. In fact, Indian shooters are of their own class and calibre.

MC Mary Kom Magnificent MC Mary Com, Vinesh Krishan, Neeraj Chopra, Mainika Batra' historical gold in table tennis, Sanjeev Rajput, Manu Bhaskar, Sanjita Chanu, Bajrang Punia, Sathish Sivalingam and several others saw India fill the medals kitty in the just concluded Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast (Australia) .

The heroics of Manika Batra led India to a historic win over Singapore Women's Table Tennis team to clinch the gold medal for India. Among performances, there was a great show by Saina Nehwal. Slim, serene and self-composed, she was in a grand fighting spirit. She raised her racket over her father's (Harvir Singh) stay in village and won the battle royal for winning adequate accreditation card for him. "I want to make it clear that nothing is more important than self-respect", made it clear to the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) who swung in action in Gold Coast. The organizers realized that her claim was legitimate and graciously agreed to accord her father, a great badminton promoter.
The Indian tricolour flew often in a fortnight affair. India was placed at third place in medal tally. Nine of them came in weightlifting. But India's performance was far below at New Delhi Commonwealth Games in 2010.
India's gain then was 101. The home was a home. The competition performed and officials like Suresh Kalmadi got messed up in corruption, including financial bungling. About half-a-dozen of them are on 'bail'.
The quality of performers in this regional games is not razor-sharp.
Indians have had a field day with 25 old. But it will not be so in August's Asian Games, where the 'picking' would be not so. The Indians will have to battle hard.

Carrying the day

India won gold in the mixedteam badminton event at the Commonwealth Games 2018. Stroking supremely, excelling in subtle drop shots and in command in court craft, Saina Nehwal carried the day. She defeated P.V.Sindhu in straight games 21-18, 23-21 off 56 minutes to win a gold medal in the women's singles final in the Commonweath Games at Gold Coast (Australia).
"It was a grand win to beat my resolute Indian opponent. I rate this title as Olympic medal and consider this of world ranking". "I am in supreme fitness condition and all my muscles are coordinating",, said Saina, adding: " I will work harder at gym to gain further strength and stamina for the forthcoming Asian Games in August".
"It was a tough final", said Saina, adding: "We know strong and weak points of each other and try to exploit them. As many as 24 shuttles were used with 15 in second. Sindhu was all praise of her opponent admitting her defeat.