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Baboor leads India’s medal hopes

22 July 2002

Indian table-tennis coach Praveen Chandra Ojha is confident that his team will take home at least two or three Commonwealth Games medals.

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India have entered five men and five women in the Games, including four-time Indian national champion and three-time Olympian Chetan Baboor.

According to Ojha, Baboor will be looking to make up for his gold-medal loss to England’s Matthew Syed at the 2001 Commonwealth Championships in New Delhi, India.

Other events in which they expect to win medals are the men’s and women’s teams and the men’s doubles.

“We hope to play Canada or Singapore in the semi-finals or quarter-finals. But England and Nigeria are also good teams,” said Ojha.

In the build-up to the Manchester Commonwealth Games, India have attended three training camps at home and are currently in the middle of a seven-day intensive match practice regime at the Table Tennis Centre.

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