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2010: Year of India's Sporting Glory

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Sushil Kumar holds a national flag as he celebrates after winning gold medal in the 66kg men's freestyle wrestling match at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi October 10, 2010. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder

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India's Saina Nehwal poses with her gold medal after winning the women's singles badminton finals at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi October 14, 2010. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder

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India's Ashwini Akkunji (L-R), Manjeet Kaur, Mandeep Kaur and Sini Jose celebrate winning gold for the women's 4x400 metres relay at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi October 12, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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India's Suranjoy Mayengbam kisses his gold medal in the men's 52kg boxing final match during the medal ceremony at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi October 13, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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India's Jwala Gutta (front) and Ashwini Ponnappa celebrate after winning gold in the women's doubles badminton finals against Singapore's Lei Yao and Shinta Mulia at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi October 14, 2010. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder

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India's Renjith Maheswary celebrates after winning bronze for the men's triple jump at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi October 12, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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India's gold medallists Gagan Narang (3rd L) and Imran Khan (3rd R) pose with England's silver medallists Kenny Parr (2nd L) and James Huckle (L), and Scotland's bronze medallists Neil Stirton (2nd R) and Jonathan Hammond (R), after winning the men's pair 50m rifle 3 positions shooting competition at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi October 8, 2010. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder

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India's Mandeep Kaur (back towards camera), Manjeet Kaur (L), Sini Jose and Ashwini Akkunji (R) celebrate winning gold in the women's 4x400 metres finals at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi October 12, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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India's Paramjeet Samota poses with his gold medal after he defeated Tariq Abdul Haqq of Trinidad and Tobago in the men's 91kg super heavy weight boxing finals at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi October 13, 2010. REUTERS/Amit Dave

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India's Kashinath Naik prepares to throw during the men's javelin finals at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi October 12, 2010. Naik won bronze for the event. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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India's Saina Nehwal celebrates after defeating Malaysia's Choo Mew Wong in the women's singles badminton final match at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi October 14, 2010. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder

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India's Manoj Kumar celebrates after winning the gold medal in 64kg light welter boxing finals at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi October 13, 2010. Manoj beats England's Bradley Saunders 11-2. REUTERS/Amit Dave

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India's Sini Jose (L-R), Mandeep Kaur, Manjeet Kaur and Ashwini Akkunji pose with their gold medals for the women's 4x400 metres during the Commonwealth Games at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi October 12, 2010. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

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India's Jwala Gutta reacts after winning gold in the women's doubles badminton finals against Singapore's Lei Yao and Shinta Mulia at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi October 14, 2010. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder

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India's Deepika Kumari poses after winning the gold medal in the women's recurve archery finals at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi October 10, 2010. REUTERS/Amit Dave

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Vijay Kumar (R) and Gurpreet Singh of India pose with their gold medals after winning the men's 25m rapid fire pistol pair shooting competition at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi October 7, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

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India's Yogeshwar Dutt poses for pictures after winning the gold medal in the 60kg men's freestyle wrestling match at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi October 9, 2010. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder

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India's Narsingh Pancham Yadav holds his national flag as he celebrates winning the gold medal in the 74kg men's freestyle wrestling match at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi October 9, 2010. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder

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Anil Kumar of India celebrates after winning gold medal in the 96 kg men's Greco-Roman wrestling final match at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi October 5, 2010. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder

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Anisa Sayyed (R) and Rahi Sarnobat celebrate after they won gold medal in the women's 25m pairs pistol shooting competition during the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi October 5, 2010. REUTERS/B Mathur

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India's Narsingh Pancham Yadav poses for pictures after winning the gold medal in the 74kg men's freestyle wrestling match at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi October 9, 2010. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder

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India's Deepika Kumari poses after winning the gold medal in the women's recurve archery finals at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi October 10, 2010. REUTERS/Amit Dave

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India's Krishna Poonia celebrates winning gold for the women's discus at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi October 11, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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Malaysia's gold medallist Malaysia's Ng Pei Chin Bibiana (C) poses with India's silver medallist Heena Sidhu (L) and Australia's bronze medallist Dina Aspandiyarova after winning the women's singles 10m air pistol shooting finals at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi October 13, 2010. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder

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India's Alka Tomar (red) engages Canada's Tonya Verbeek during their 59kg women's freestyle wrestling gold medal match at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi October 8, 2010. Tomar won. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder

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Abhinav Bindra of India (L) and compatriot Gagan Narang pose with their gold medals after they won the men's 10m pairs air rifle shooting competition at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi October 5, 2010. REUTERS/B Mathur

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India's Ravi Kumar Katulu poses with his gold medal after winning the men's 69kg weightlifting competition at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi October 6, 2010. REUTERS/Amit Dave

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Abhinav Bindra of India (L) and compatriot Gagan Narang pose with their gold medals after they won the men's 10m pairs air rifle shooting competition at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi October 5, 2010. REUTERS/B Mathur

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India's gold medallists Gurpreet Singh (3rd L) and Omkar Singh (3rd R) pose with England's silver medallists Nicholas Baxter (L) and Michael Gault (2nd L) and bronze medallists Singapore's Gai Bin (2nd R) and Lim Swee Hon after winning the men's pairs 10m air pistol shooting final at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi October 7, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

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India's Heena Sidhu (L) and Annu Raj Singh pose with their gold medals after winning the women's 10m air pistol pair shooting finals at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi October 12, 2010. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder

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India's Seema Antil makes her throw during the women's discus finals at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi October 11, 2010. Antil won bronze for the event. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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Anisa Sayyed of India (R) and compatriot Rahi Sarnobat pose with their gold medals after winning the women's 25m pairs pistol shooting competition during the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi October 5, 2010. REUTERS/B Mathur

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India's Narsingh Pancham Yadav holds his national flag as he celebrates winning the gold medal in the 74kg men's freestyle wrestling match at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi October 9, 2010. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder

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India's Krishna Poonia celebrates winning gold for the women's discus at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi October 11, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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Abhinav Bindra (L) and Gagan Narang of India pose after they won gold medals in the men's 10m pairs air rifle shooting competition at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi October 5, 2010. REUTERS/B Mathur

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India's Geeta poses for pictures after winning gold medal in the 55kg women's freestyle wrestling match at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi October 7, 2010. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder

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India's Saina Nehwal stands beside her nation's flag after winning the gold medal in the women's singles badminton finals at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi October 14, 2010. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder

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Ravinder Singh of India (in blue) celebrates his win over Terence Bosson of England in the 60 kg men's Greco-Roman match at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi October 5, 2010. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder

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Gold medallist Geeta (C) of India poses with silver medallist Emily Bensted (R) of Australia and bronze medallist Lovina Edward of Nigeria after winning the 55kg women's freestyle wrestling match at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi October 7, 2010. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder

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India's Saina Nehwal reacts after defeating Malaysia's Choo Mew Wong in the women's singles badminton final match at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi October 14, 2010. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder

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India's Kashinath Naik reacts after his throw during the men's javelin finals at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi October 12, 2010. Naik won bronze for the event. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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Deepak Sharma (L) and Omkar Singh of India pose after they won silver medals in the men's 50m pairs pistol shooting competition at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi October 5, 2010. REUTERS/B Mathur

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India's Manoj Kumar holds his gold medal in the men's 64kg boxing final match during the medal ceremony at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi October 13, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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Malaysia's gold medallist Lee Wei Chong (C) poses with England's silver medallist Rajiv Ouseph (L) and India's bronze medallist Parupalli Kashyap, after winning the men's singles badminton finals at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi October 14, 2010. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder

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Singapore's gold medallist Gai Bin (C) poses with Trinidad's silver medallist Peter Roger Daniel (R) and India's bronze medallist Samaresh Jung after winning the men's singles 25m standard pistol shooting finals at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi October 13, 2010. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder

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India's gold medallist Harpreet Singh (L) poses with India's silver medallist Vijay Kumar after winning the men's single 25m centrefire pistol shooting finals at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi October 10, 2010. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder

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India's gymnast Ashish Kumar wearing marigold garlands arrive at the railway station in the northern Indian city of Allahabad October 10, 2010. Kumar won a bronze in the men's floor exercises and silver in the vault table category of artistic gymnastics at the 2010 Commonwealth Games being held in New Delhi. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

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India's Tejaswini Sawant (L) and compatriot Lajjakumari Gauswami pose after they won silver medals in the women's 50m pairs rifle 3 positions shooting finals at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi October 5, 2010. REUTERS/B Mathur

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Vijender Singh of India is declared the winner over Abbos Atoev of Uzbekistan after their men's 75kg gold medal bout at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, November 26, 2010. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas

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Vijender Singh of India (R) lands a punch on Abbos Atoev (L) of Uzbekistan during their men's 75kg gold medal bout at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, November 26, 2010. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas

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India's women's 4x400m relay team stand with their gold medals after their win at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, November 26, 2010. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

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Members of India's women's 4x400m relay team celebrate their win at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, November 26, 2010. REUTERS/David Gray

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SK Devvarman (R) and Sanam Krishan Singh of India celebrate their win in the men's doubles tennis gold medal match at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, November 22, 2010. REUTERS/Mick Tsika

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Bahrain's gold medalist Mimi Belete Gebregeiorges (C) stands with silver medalist Preeja Sreedharan (L) and bronze medalist Kavita Raut, both of India, after the women's 5000m final at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, November 26, 2010. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

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India's Joseph Ganapathiplackal Abraham celebrates winning the men's 400m hurdles final at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, November 25, 2010. REUTERS/David Gray

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Krishan Vikas of India holds his gold medal after winning the men's 60kg boxing event at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, November 25, 2010. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas

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India's Ashwini Chidananda Akkunji celebrates winning the women's 400m hurdles event at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, November 25, 2010. REUTERS/David Gray

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China's gold medalist Li Yanfeng (C) stands with compatriot silver medalist Song Aimin and India's bronze medalist Krishna Poonia after the women's discus throw final during the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, Guangdong province November 23, 2010. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

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India's SK Devvarman celebrates with his gold medal after his men's tennis final win over Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, November 23, 2010. REUTERS/David Gray

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Uzbekistan's gold medalist Yuliya Tarasova (C) stands on the podium after the women's heptathlon at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, November 23, 2010. India's bronze medalist Pramila Ganapathy Gudandda is at left and Japan's silver medalist Yuki Nakata is at right. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

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India's Sudha Singh celebrates with her gold medal after the women's 300m steeplechase at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, November 21, 2010. REUTERS/David Gray

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India's Sudha Singh (297) runs to win the women's 300m steeplechase at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, November 21, 2010. REUTERS/David Gray

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India's Sudha Singh celebrates with her gold medal after the women's 300m steeplechase at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, November 21, 2010. REUTERS/David Gray

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SK Devvarman of India hits a return to Tatsuma Ito of Japan during their men's singles semi-final at the Asian Games in Guangzhou, Guangdong province November 22, 2010. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas

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India's Lokesh Kumar, Manjeet Singh, Rajesh Kumar Yadav and Satish Joshi stand with their silver medals after the rowing lightweight men's four final at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, November 18, 2010. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas

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Iran's Mohsen Mohammadseifi (2nd L) stands with his gold medal after the wushu men's 60kg sanshou final at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, November 17, 2010. South Korea's Kim Jun-yul (L) received silver, while India's Bimoljit Mayanglambam Singh (2nd R) and Vietnam's Nguyen Minh Thong received bronzes. REUTERS/Jason Lee

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Virdhawal Vkram Khade of India holds his bronze medal during the medal ceremony for the men's 50m butterfly swimming event at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, November 16, 2010. REUTERS/David Gray

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India's Ashish Kumar celebrates his bronze medal after the men's floor final during artistic gymnastics at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, November 16, 2010. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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The flag-bearer for India leads the delegation during the opening ceremony of the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, Guangdong province November 12, 2010. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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China's Zhang Chenglong (C) and South Korea's Kim Soo-myun (L) stand with their gold medals after the men's floor final during artistic gymnastics at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, November 16, 2010. India's Ashish Kumar stands with his bronze medal. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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India's SK Devvarman returns a ball to Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin during the men's tennis final at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, November 23, 2010. REUTERS/David Gray

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India's Ashish Kumar performs a routine in the men's floor final during artistic gymnastics at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, November 16, 2010. Kumar received the bronze medal. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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Iran's gold medalist Khadijeh Azappour (2nd L) stands with India's silver medalist Sandhyarani Devi Wangkhem and bronze medalists Paloy Barckkham of Laos and Wu Tzu Yi (R) of Taiwan after the women's wushu 60kg sanshou final at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, November 17, 2010. REUTERS/Jason Lee

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The flag-bearer for India leads the delegation during the opening ceremony of the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, Guangdong province November 12, 2010. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas

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Two members of India's delegation smile at the camera during the opening ceremony of the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, Guangdong province November 12, 2010. REUTERS/David Gray

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SK Devvarman (R) and Sanam Krishan Singh of India celebrate their win in the men's doubles tennis gold medal match at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, November 22, 2010. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas

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Elshod Rasulov (R) of Uzbekistan stands with Dinesh Kumar of India after their men's 81kg gold medal boxing match at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, November 25, 2010. Rasulov won gold and Kumar the silver. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas

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India's Joseph Ganapathiplackal Abraham runs his men's 400m hurdles heat at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, November 24, 2010. REUTERS/David Gray

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India's Joseph Ganapathiplackal Abraham holds his gold medal after winning the men's 400m hurdles final at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, November 25, 2010. Saudi Arabia's silver medalist Bandar Yahya Sharahili is at left and Japan's bronze medalist Naohiro Kawakita is at right. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

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India's Joseph Ganapathiplackal Abraham celebrates winning the men's 400m hurdles final at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, November 25, 2010. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

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India's SK Devvarman celebrates his men's tennis final win over Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, November 23, 2010. REUTERS/David Gray

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India's Joseph Ganapathiplackal Abraham celebrates winning the men's 400m hurdles final at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, November 25, 2010. REUTERS/David Gray

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India's gold medalist Ashwini Chidananda Akkunji stands with China's silver medalist Wang Xing and Japan's bronze medalist Satomi Kubokura after the women's 400m hurdles final at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, November 25, 2010. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

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Qatar's Femi Seun Ogunode (C) wins the men's 200m final at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, November 25, 2010. India's Sathya Suresh (241) and Omar Juma Alsalfa of the United Arab Emirates follow behind. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

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India's Ashwini Chidananda Akkunji (248) clears a hurdle on her way to win the women's 400m hurdles event at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, November 25, 2010. Japan's Satomi Kubokura (431) placed third. REUTERS/David Gray

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India's SK Devvarman returns a ball to Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin during the men's tennis final at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, November 23, 2010. REUTERS/David Gray

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India's SK Devvarman celebrates his men's tennis final win over Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, November 23, 2010. REUTERS/David Gray

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