Best bet for a medal
Saina Nehwal (badminton): The World No.5 is expected to better her quarterfinals showing at the 2008 Beijing Games. Since the Beijing Games, the Hyderabadi had a meteoric rise at the international level and is one of India's strongest medal prospects in London.
She has been handed a favourable draw but things can still get tough for her. Saina has been seeded fourth and has been clubbed with World No.55 Lianne Tan of Belgium and 65th ranked Sabrina Jaquet of Switzerland in Group E.
She is expected to get past the group stage without any hiccups. In the pre-quarters, the 22-year-old Saina is expected to face 14th seed Yao Jie of Netherlands and fifth seed Tine Baun of Denmark in the quarters.
Saina has a 3-3 head-to-head record again her old foe Baun, but her real test will be against China's World No.1 Yihan Wang, whom the Indian may face in the final. Saina has never beaten Yihan in five matches.
In Image: Saina Nehwal