RIO DE JANEIRO: India's earnest wait for their first medal after four fruitless days continued on day 5 in the Olympic Games with strong pistol shooting hope Jitu Rai crashing out of his pet 50m event without making the final.
Rai, winner of the gold medal in the same event in both the Commonwealth and Asian Games two years ago, showed rare signs of nerve going into the sixth and final series of ten shots in the qualification round and was way off the mark to end up overall 12th with a total of 554 out of 600.
The 28-year-old Nepal-born army shooter, thus, would return empty-handed from the Rio range after finishing eighth in the 10m event earlier.
Big country and medals? We have talent in our country, select honestly we can find good sportsmen, give them required facilities and eliminate corrupt people from system.
Quantity not proving anything,quality matters.when India is most backward country in all fields how sport can become an exception.
Easy for you to say. If you also had Power, you too would be corrupt !
If you weren''t corrupt, people will think you''re mad ! HAHAHHA
Let us hope some other sportsmen will win for India.
welcome back to India, May I know who influenced you to get any entry in Olympic , you make us shameful in front of other countries, what a pity
bad luck i guess ! talented person but could not deliver on the spot ! good luck for others
Second largest population in the world INDIA,have we won any medals?
1.2 Billion people and not much to show at Olympics. This the result of rule by so called higher castes who are vegetarians ! People need to start eating meat to build up stamina to compete in the Olympics. Ban Roti and Daal from India !
boo them when they come back to India. even Thailand has 2 gold medals.