Pankaj Gaikar, Loves programming stuff. Football fanatic and player. FC Barcelona & Pique fan.
He is . Isn’t he? Aren’t we over-celebrating these two medals?
We all are talking about how shameful it is and blaming it to go nment for not providing facilities? Then why we are raising our eyebrows when one foreign entity saying same things?
I don’t want anyone’s fierce flames on me. I am happy that we at least have 2 medals despite our players did not have great support and I appreciate it.
But come on, let’s face it. Two medals are definitely not enough and we are celebrating like we have won everything there was in Rio.
Piers Morgan is not wrong by the way and I am agree with him.
…and here are some who thinks like me.
Sanket Rout, 2 decades in a de acy
I beg to differ and distance myself from most of my countrymen’s views. As a nation , we always had this twittering towards controversial issues involving our country on the social media. The worst part is our internet users showing overt hostility in contravening the oion of others , not by logic but by incessant and “out of place” nationalism owing to our large presence on social media platforms.Piers Morgan must be sporting a smug smile on sticking to his point in the face of such an attack.
We should be celebrating Sakshi Malik’s and P.V. Sindhu’s achievements . It’s a good sign and is encouraging. But we shouldn’t be blinded by the glow of these medals to the point of not acknowledging the fact that our largest ever Olympic contingent brought home less medals than the 2008 and 2012 Olympics. We need to introspect what went wrong?? How come a population of 1.2 billion can’t sustain it’s players?? How come a small state like Tripura has produced a world class gymnast in Dipa Karmakar ?? How can Odisha produce sprinters, the likes of Dutee Chand and Srabani Nanda while a 190 million strong state of U.P. has almost no contribution to India’s medal hopes, leave alone tally. Our population seems a liability to outsiders and it is actually far from being an asset. Not unlike , we need to tap in all the resources at the time and amount to churn out world class sports persons.
Vikrant Vaidya, Rational homo sapiens
Question as answered…
What are your views on the recent series of tweets by Piers Morgan mocking India’s performance at Olympics?
Contingent = 555
Gold medals = 46
Total 'losers' = 509
Population = 324 million
'looser' to population ratio = 1.5 per million
Contingent = 366
Gold medals = 27
Total 'losers' = 339
Population = 65 million
'looser' to population ratio = 5 per million
Contingent = 117
Gold medals = 0
Total 'losers' = 117
Population = 1.2 billion
'loser' to population ratio = 0.1 per million
Really embarrassing maths, this guy has been taught? Or is it his logic that's more embarrassing?
Divyajyoti Mohapatra, Just curious
That’s , we Indians are cheerful people, we enjoy every little hapess. We are happy that we received 2 medals at Rio.
But let’s not forget the fact that sports is one of the ignored things in our country. Every parents want their kid to become a doctor or an engineer. Who cares about sports? All we really care about is only cricket. But that’s not enough. Is there less talent in sports here than any other country? straight no!! Still these talented people are not given proper opportunity.
Its the Olympics !!! The greatest stage to showcase our talents. This is OP Jaisha - a two-time Asian Games bronze medal-wng long distance runner. She cmed that she could have died due to not providing any water or any energy drink for her in regular intervals.
Is’nt it really shameful? We need to ask the question to ourselves and really DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT !