India’s Poor Performance at Rio Olympics

Narendra Modi flagging off the “Run For Rio”, at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, in New Delhi on July 31, 2016
Narendra Modi flagging off the “Run For Rio”, at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, in New Delhi on July 31, 2016

India’s Poor Performance at Rio Olympics

With their pathetic performance, the Indian athletes are giving a bad name to the country in the global sports arena. It will be better to call them back instead of allowing them to participate in the rest of the events.

Disturbing Facts:

– In Olympics (from 1896 – 2012) India could win only 9 gold medals – 8 in Field Hockey and 1 in Shooting.

– In the past three Olympics (2004, 2008, 2012), India sent 212 athletes who could win only 10 medals including only one gold.

– In contrast, during these three Olympics (2004, 2008, 2012), China won 251 medals including 121 gold medals.

– In 2016, India has sent 124 athletes (41 more than its previous record of 83 athletes in 2012). What will they do?

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Despite the dramatic optics of the Indian politicians around the Olympics event, the Indian athletes – as it was expected – are showing that they are good for nothing.

Here is the summary of the final results of India as on Monday, August 8, 2016.

SHOOTING:

Abhinav Bindra: finished 4TH in 10m Men’s Air Rifle.

He lost the shoot-off and ended fourth in is fifth Olympics. Bindra is the only Indian to have an individual gold medal at the Olympics.

Gagan Narang, bronze medallist in 2012, finished 23rd and failed to reach the final.

Manavjit Sandhu: Shot 23-23-22 on first day; He shot 25-22 on second day to finish 16th and failed to reach the final.

Kynan Chenai: Shot 22-23-22 on first Day; Shot 24-23 on second Day to finish 19th, and failed to reach the final.

[ आओ मिल कर करें एक नये और समृद्ध भारत का निर्माण ]

ARCHERY:

Laxmi Rani Majhi – Lost to Alexandra Longova (Slovakia) 1-7

HOCKEY – MEN:

Indian Team lost 1-2 to Germany in their second match in Pool B.

· Niklas Wellen scored for Germany in 18th minute.

· Rupinder Pal Singh scored off a Penalty corner for India in the same quarter in 23rd minute to make it 1-1.

· Christopher Ruhr scored with three seconds left in the match in the 60th minute to make it 2-1 for Germany.

HOCKEY – WOMEN:

India lost to Great Britain 0-3 in their second pool match. This was their first loss after a 2-2 draw with Japan in the first pool match.

[ PM Narendra Modi Flags Off “Run For Rio” ]

SWIMMING

Shivani Katariya – came second in her heats in 2:09.30s in the 200 women’s fresstyle but failed to make the semi-finals. The 16 best timings from six heats qualified for the semi-finals.

Sajan Prakash – finished fourth in his Heat in 1:59.37 in 200m butterfly and failed to make the semi-finals.

With their pathetic performance, the Indian athletes are giving a bad name to the country in the global sports arena. It will be better to call them back instead of allowing them to participate in the rest of the events.

It is not only sports, but India is a laggard in all other fields of competitiveness. It is also reflected in the Human Development Index (HDI) of India that falls at a poor rank of 130 in the world. That means, the Indian people are not capable of achieving their goals in their lives and careers.

The Olympics event is taking place August 5 – 21 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. More than 11,000 athletes from 206 countries are participating in the event. They are competing in 306 events in 28 sports.

Photo courtesy: Press Information Bureau

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Rakesh Raman