For some reason, the Commonwealth Games peeps in India seem surprised that gymnastics has been a big seller for early tickets.
The trend of ticket sales in Delhi for the year's most awaited event, the Commonwealth Games, has spelt out two unlikely favourites — swimming and gymnastics.
“Hockey found the most takers initially, but now swimming and gymnastics are swiftly climbing the popularity chart,” said a senior Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (OC) official who didn't wish to be named.
The official, however, declined to offer the exact number of tickets sold for the two disciplines “at this stage”.
I don't get it. Isn't gymnastics always one of the first events to sell out- just like it gets the highest TV ratings during Olympic time?
Isn't it one of those facts that really annoy us year-round fans, who wish it would be loved, and therefore shown all the time, all year round?
Anyway, that's a nice prospect for the games, and for the Indian National Team who have been invigorated by some coaching of the Soviet school of late.