Top stories of the week: CWG countdown begins, Anand wins again and more

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Missed catching up on the latest in Indian sport? Worry not, as ESPN gives you the lowdown on the top stories of the past week.

Countdown to CWG begins

India won 64 medals at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images

The Commonwealth Games' -- now less than a month away -- relevance may be on the wane, but it continues to be a happy hunting ground for India, which is likely to send a larger contingent in the hopes of more medals, for emerging talents to ageing stars like Mary Kom and Sushil Kumar.

Read more: India at CWG: Bigger medal hopes, chance for emerging talents to shine

Navjot Kaur creates history

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On Friday evening at the Asian Wrestling Championships in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, India's Navjot Kaur beat Japan's Myu Imai 9-1 in the women's 65kg final to make history -- becoming the first Indian woman to win gold at the Asian Championships.

Read more: I was finally wrestling without fear: Navjot Kaur after winning historic Asian gold

Rizvi wins gold on the big stage

Photo: Shahzar Rizvi

Indian shooter Shahzar Rizvi shot a world record 242.3 in the 10m air pistol event's final to beat reigning Olympic champion Christian Reitz of Germany to win the gold medal in what was his maiden ISSF World Cup appearance.

Read more: CWG snub drives shooter Shahzar Rizvi to gold in Mexico

Rising Chencho becomes Minerva's trump card


With six goals -- the second most by any player in the league -- and three Player of the match awards, Chencho Gyeltshen has proved his worth as a bargain buy for Minerva Punjab.

Read more: How Chencho Gyeltshen became Indian football's 'secret superstar'

Kashyap, Verma go back to winning ways


For Parupalli Kashyap and Sameer Verma, winning the Austrian International Challenge Series and Swiss Open Super 300 titles respectively, has been a fresh lease of life.

Read more: Comeback men Kashyap, Sameer get confidence boost with latest silverware

Viswanathan Anand adds another feather to his cap


A little over two months after he had epitaph writers eating their words with a world rapid crown, Viswanathan Anand scripted yet another remarkable rapid win, this time at the Tal Memorial in Moscow on Sunday.

Read more: Anand wins Tal Memorial rapid title

Kerala bow out of ISL 4


Kerala Blasters kept Bengaluru FC in check for 90 minutes before two goals in injury time brought a disappointing end to their ISL campaign.

Read more: Kerala Blasters' ISL campaign ends with a 'lesson in football and in life'