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‘Since last two years, we have raised benchmark to very high level’

DNMUM411837 | 4/11/2018 | Author : Rutvick Mehta | WC :709

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Star paddler Sharath Kamal talks to Rutvick Mehta about factors that have led to Indian teams’ unprecedented twin gold medals in this CWG

It has been a day since your team clinched a memorable gold. Has it all sunk in yet?
It’s a great feeling to win the gold for our country, especially when you see the tri-colour going up while our national anthem is being played. It is the best feeling one can ever have. We came in as the favourites in this edition of the CWG as we were seeded No.1, and we finished as the No. 1. So, everything went according to plan and all of us delivered what was expected from us.
There was a lot of pressure. In 2014, we had only one silver medal in the men’s doubles where I was partnering Amalraj Anthony. So with that pressure more on me as the captain of the team, I had to focus on my performance along with motivating the team t
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