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Commonwealth Games

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Our guide to the most compelling stars you should be watching and rooting for at the CWG
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Deepika Kumari, Archer

Feisty Achievers: Deepika Kumari

Text by Tina Dastur. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

For her keen eye and steady hand that won her two gold medals at the Commonwealth Games in 2010 and landed her a berth at the 2016 Rio Olympics
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Apurvi Chandela, Rifle Shooter, winner of gold medal at 2014 Commonwealth Games and 2016 Swedish Cup Grand Prix

Feisty Achievers: Apurvi Chandela

Text by Tina Dastur

For winning gold medals in the 10-metre air rifle events at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and 2016 Swedish Cup Grand Prix, with record scores
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Saina Nehwal, Badminton Player

Inspirational Icons: Saina Nehwal

Text by Zaral Shah. Illustrations by Pratap Chalke

"I am the same person on and off the courts. My temperament is very cool"
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Dipa Karmakar, Gymnast

Winners’ Circle: Dipa Karmakar

Text by Huzan Tata. Illustrations by Pratap Chalke

For mastering the Produnova vault and becoming the talk of the nation after the last Olympics
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Athletes, Commonwealth Games, Commonwealth Games 2018, CWG, CWG 2018, Featured, Gagan Narang, India, Indians, Kidambi Srikanth, Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom, Online Exclusive, PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik, Sports

Guns Glory

Text by Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena. Photographs by Sameer Belvalkar

From aiming at balloons at fairs as a child to gunning down records and shooting for medals for his country, 27-year-old Gagan Narang has done himself and India proud. In an exchange with Verve, the sharpshooter unwinds about the passion that drives him to pursue excellence
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