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Kalmadi hopes for Olympic medal from Lee-Hesh

New Delhi, Jul 25 (UNI) Pinning his hopes of an Olympic medal on the sturdy shoulders of Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi, IOA president Suresh Kalmadi today said India will do well in tennis, boxing and shooting.

''I'm happy that Bhupathi is teaming up with Leander. They have done their national duty. I wish them all the best,'' Kalmadi told mediapersons at the send-off ceremony for the Indian Olympic contingent here.

''Hopefully we'll win medals in Beijing. The shooters are right on top of the list and I'm expecting the boxers as well to win there. We have strong chance in archery and then of course you have tennis doubles,'' he added.

''I've my hopes on Sania (Mirza) also. She and Sunitha (Rao) can pull off a surprise in Beijing.'' Kalmadi also informed that the Indian contingent, accompanied by 42 support staff, would depart in batches.


Story first published: Friday, July 25, 2008, 21:04 [IST]
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