NEW DELHI: Fans of Indian sport were given two heart-breaking results on day three of the 2016 Rio Olympics, both within moments of each other. Having beaten Ireland 3-2 in their first group match on Saturday, the men's hockey team+ conceded a goal with three seconds left to lose 1-2 to Germany; not long after, Abhinav Bindra+ exited his final Olympics by ending fourth in the final of the men's 10m air rifle event - missing out on a bronze medal by just 0.1 points.
Though India's hockey team have four games to go in Rio de Janeiro, for Bindra - gold medalist at the 2008 Beijing Games - his last appearance at the Games ended in agony. In his third final in five attempts, Abhinav bowed out of the competition at fourth place at the Olympic Shooting Centre.
It is very difficult for India to do well in Olympics.
A nation of puny and malnourished weaklings cannot aspire to compete against world class athletes.
Maybe if hand/Cycle Rickshaw race , Cow-Dung lifting or Pan masala Spitting had been Olympic sports we could have done well and won some medals.
Like cricket other games need sponsors and world class training facilities. If India cannot provide, then the best performers should be send abroad for training.
Yeah people Keep watching only cricket and go to cricket matches and turn off your TV when there are others sports...
Too bad that there isn''t a Olympic gold medal in the gang-rape category. India would have added gold, silver and bronze medals to its pitifully small collection of Olympic medals since 1947, A home to 1.25 billion gang-rapists
34 Countries have a Medal so far at the Olympics, 1.7 Billion People of SAARC has a Tally of "Zero".
Our government has not enough time to discuss about sports culture in India, they have only time to discuss beef, votes, rapes, cows, intolerances etc... we haven''t got a single medals yet in Rio 2016.. it''s very sad for India.
Shame on Indian government
Olympic games is tough competition, needs training with world class facilities and coaches while the players also must be both mentally as well as physically fit. India with so much corporates must partner in this endeavour to see Infia achieve greatness in Olympics. Hope in the next four to eight years we may prtform much better.We should not feel sad for this performances as such failures are the stepping stones for success.
Was sad to see Bindra losing the medal by a whisker & my sympathies goes with him as it was his last Olympics.
Ravindra Singh Yadav
Sad, Indians are poor fighters ! With over 1.2 billion population, we are unable to get one medal so far!
Heart breaking not a single Medal won by India so far. Countries like Uzbekistan, Philippines, and Vietnam all won except us, how disgusting this can be