RIO DE JANEIRO: Star Indian shooter Jitu Rai was way off the mark on Saturday in the men's 10m Air Pistol final, finishing a lowly eighth to bow out of the competition in the Rio Olympics.
Jitu, bronze medalist at Incheon Asian Games in the event in 2014, shot an overall 78.7 to finish eighth in the field of eight finalists to become the first shooter to crash out of the final round.
Jitu is now left with another event in the Olympic Games -- 50m pistol, which is his forte.
Beyond disgraceful! Even countries like Ireland, Iceland, Finland, Sweden whose entire population is less than or equal to the population of our one single city are beating giants like US, Russia, China etc, whereas look at our country of 1.25 Billion who can''t even find bunch of athletes who can win the event.
"Finishing 8th" would not have been so bad if it was not ''finishing 8th among 8 players on the finals"
well done salutes
Even with so much of training and facilities, why are we not able to show consistency. This is really sad.
This was not his day.
To have Air-pistol itself is problem in India.How can you expect to win Olympic Gold medals.
His main strength is 50 metres. He is world no 2. Hope he gets a medal in that category. Paes and Bopanna were yesterday''s biggest disappointment.
Paes 和Bopanna 昨天最令人失望了
Hahaha!! So expected!! There is little realisation that timings and standards improve at every Olympics -whereas we tend to revel in our past moments if glory!!
We are all collectively responsible for this dismal performance of our athletes. India is a CRICKET CRAZY nation. Unfortunately, it is played just by a handful of countries in the world and as such has no international standing! Millions of dollars are pumped in this sport by the sponsors, because of the popularity and obvious returns. The cricketers in turn are treated as demigods!
hahahahahaha its normal thing