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Reasons Why India Doesn’t Get More Olympic Gold

Reasons Why India Doesn’t Get More Olympic Gold
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Now Rio is successfully finished for all. but it creates 1000 of questions in our mind, isn’t it?

I am sure if you are loving too many sports  and athletic games, then you are not satisfied with India’s performance in Rio2016. have you ever think, we Indians are more than 1.2 billion people & we got only 2 medals. is it enough??

While India is the super power when it comes to cricket and is a proven leader at developing some of greatest brain & business leaders in the world. it just doesn’t have much success at Olympic games.

Here are some reasons:

Poor infrastructure:

Countries like USA, China spend millions of Dollars for a single medal whereas our athletes Manish Singh does 2 part time jobs.

Some of India’s top athletes say they don’t have easy access to the coaches, facilities and equipment they need to train at a world-beating level.

Karnam Malleswari, who won a bronze medal for weightlifting in Sydney in 2000, says she was “self-funded,” until she brought home a medal and even then the weights she was given to train on didn’t meet Olympic standards.

 

Lack of physical fitness:

Even a middle class family has a servant to fetch children with a glass of water. Even if a person is fit, the Bollywood industry and modelling industry is big enough to give them a break.

Lack of Money 

Most Indian athletes struggle to get enough funding for the training and equipment they need. Abhinav Bindra, India’s only Olympic gold-medalist shooter, who missed the bronze medal by a whisker at Rio, has spoken in the past about the lack of government funding.

 

 

Insufficient Infrastructure

Some of India’s top athletes say they don’t have easy access to the coaches, facilities and equipment they need to train at a world-beating level.

Karnam Malleswari, who won a bronze medal for weightlifting in Sydney in 2000, says she was “self-funded,” until she brought home a medal and even then the weights she was given to train on didn’t meet Olympic standards.

Country is Cricket Crazy : 

Cricket is king in India and takes the lion’s share of government funding and private sector sponsorship. It also sucks up most of the great athletes.

Gymnastics, for example, got very little attention until Dipa Karmakar, India’s first female gymnast to compete at the Olympic Games, came tantalizingly close to winning a medal in Rio.

Our society never takes athletics seriously:

 

It’s 100% truth of our country. We people only think there in no carrier for athletic in India. Even not only peoples of India many of politician & Athletic think same like. If we need more medals in Tokyo2020 than we should think seriously about our athletic.

 

“People often don’t know about Olympic sports,” said Ms. Malleswari.

Bad politics in sports: 

Of course we can win medals more than one can thought. I will keep it short and simple by one example.

I’m sure you’ll have watched movie “ Sala Khadoos “ In this movie I would like to remind you a dialogue said by R. Madhavan which sums up all the reasons to this particular question.

And the dialogue is “ Kaun Kehta Hai Ki Hindustanion Main Dum Nahi Hai,Sports Main Se Politics Hatake Dekho,Gali Gali Mein Champions Milenge.”

(Translation: Who says that Indians are not well qualified, remove politics from sports and look, you’ll find champions in every Streets. )

SEE ALSO:Proud of Sindhu! It’s Not About The Gold. It’s About Everything Else You’ve Won

 

Now here are few examples How our athletics struggling for medals:

  • This is Manish Rawat (the one in blue, behind the Chinese athlete). He finished 13th in the 20 km walk event at Rio.

The question was about medals and I’m giving the name of a person who stood 13th! You may wonder why? Here’s why.

This guy from Uttarakhand, works two part time jobs and when he started his career in this sport he used to get the pension money of his father, 1,500 INR (25$) to survive with his family. For every single athlete, countries like US, UK, China and Japan spends thousands of dollars. But here in India, when a guy practices the event on his own, without much help from the government

She won the same 1.25 billion hearts on the eve on our Independence day when she stood 4th in Vault gymnastics among the world’s best gymnasts. She performed the most dangerous ‘death’ vault, Produnova vault to achieve this glory.

When you see Indian media showing her videos of training, it is just sad to see the state of the equipment and facilities there. Think for yourself, would Dipa take up this risky vault if she was given the state of art facilities and equipment Simon Biles or Wang Yan received?

  • Lalita Babar, who was the third Indian women athlete to enter a track events finals, stood 10th in her 3000 m steeplechase.

She used to run half marathons earlier to earn the prize money offered by these marathons. Yes, she had a Russian coach for a brief period of time. But did we know her from before until she qualified for the finals? Did she get the training and facilities like her fellow runners from different parts of the world?

There are many such inspiring stories in the 100 plus Indian contingent which went to Rio this year. The highest till date. We Indians are so proud of them. But instead of receiving the love, they get this.

Goal of Team India at the Olympics: Rio jao. Selfies lo. Khaali haat wapas aao. What a waste of money and opportunity.

— Shobhaa De (@DeShobhaa) August 8, 2016

Medal standings: 

here you can find our country where is it??

Country
1

United States
46 37 38 121
2

Great Britain
27 23 17 67
3

China
26 18 26 70
4

Russia
19 18 19 56
5

Germany
17 10 15 42
67

India
0 1 1 2

 

I don’t want to say anything more about why this hateful tweet was written, who wrote it, when was it written etc. All I want to ask is, do they deserve all the hatred without even getting the minimum support and facilities?

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