PUNE, Jan. 12 -- With celebrated teenage shooter Manu Bhaker skipping the Khelo India Youth Games due to exams, two other names grabbing eyeballs here are Telengana's Esha Singh and Maharashtra's Harshawardhan Yadav.

Coming into the Pune event, both have defeated their higherranked opponents in nationallevel competitions. Esha pipped Manu and Olympian Heena Sidhu to clinch gold at the Nationals in Thiruvananthapuram while Harsh edged out experienced Gurpreet Singh in 25m rapid fire trials in Delhi.

Currently training under 2012 London Olympics bronze-medallist Gagan Narang, both Esha and Harshawardhan have set sights on winning medals at the Youth Olympics in 2022 and believe doing well in the Khelo India Youth Games will keep their prepa...