Chennai: After successfully defending his Commonwealth Games gold at Gold Coast, weightlifter Sathish Sivalingam has eyes set on the Asian Games in Indonesia.
Commenting on his chances at the Asiad, the lifter, who won the 77kg gold, said while the level of competition will be higher, he is confident of doing well.
“Usually, the competition is definitely higher at the Asian Games but with countries like China and Kazakhstan banned for doping, I feel my chances are very good.”
The 26-year old from Vellore carried an injury into the CWG but still managed to secure the top spot. But since his return from Australia, he has been undergoing a rehabilitation programme and feels he is ready for the upcoming challenges.
Speaking on Tuesday on the sidelines of an event in which he was unveiled as ISteel’s brand ambassador, Satish said: “The last one month I was at Invictus Performance Lab in Bengaluru for rehabilitation, which got over recently. Now I will be preparing for next week’s trials at Patiala ahead of the Asiad.”