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India will deliver good CWG: Khade

September 26, 2010 16:19 IST

India's biggest hope in swimming, Virdhawal Khade feels the country will deliver a good Commonwealth Games despite the controversy-marred build-up to the event.

"I am sure India will come out in flying colours with a good show at the CWG. Our main aim is to give our best at the pool and what happens around us does not really bother sportpersons," Khade said.

The Kolhapur-born swimmer, who at 15 became the youngest Indian swimmer to qualify for the Beijing Olympics 2008, said though India will find the competition tough from Australia and South Africa, it will have the best chance to open its account in swimming.

"I cannot promise a medal. But this time around, we have the best chance especially in the men's section. Last time, we could not make the finals, but we hope to make the cut," the 18-year-old said.

"We have been training for CWG for more than a year. We had a fruitful Europe tour in May-July and competed against the same field in France and Spain. We have a bright prospect this time around," he says.

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