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No.2 in population and 55th in ranking.
Posted Date: 25 Aug 2012 Posted By:: Pranav Prakash Member Level: Bronze Member Rank: 13822 Points: 1
India stands after China in population but stands nowhere in olympics medal tally.
Why we are lagging behind in such an auspicious event?
|#346010 Author: Farid Akhtar Member Level: Diamond Member Rank: 33 Date: 25/Aug/2012 Rating: Points: 5|
I think if we accept reality, we should cherish this feat even. Its really amazing that we achieve this 55th ranking in Olympics or else most of us before last two Olympics imagining that India will be at last place. We don't have any face or expectation except from Tennis before last two Olympics. Ones things started getting towards good, its bad to comparing China suddenly when we don't have any expectancy a few years back. One more thing regarding Olympic is that its not a true representation of all the sports. Lets say if you are a country who are very good in swimming events then you have chances of securing good medals and position while if you are a champion in footballs you can be quite bottom of the games medal tally so I think we don't need to exaggerate things and should celebrate this victory or medal tally.
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|#346020 Author: Sudhan Member Level: Diamond Member Rank: 129 Date: 25/Aug/2012 Rating: Points: 4|
I think that this topic came many times in this section and I would say that yes it is a big shame on our part as we attained only 55th spot in the Olympics. The countries that are less in its population have attained great things but the country known for the population has failed in achieving more and it is not a new thing as it has happened many times early. We have been improving with one or two medals in each Olympics and I hope we would get some more medals and get somewhere near the 10th place in the next Olympics. We should try giving more importance to the other games for its development.The country on its part should encourage more participants and try to find the talents that can prove themselves in the international games held once in every four years.
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|#346061 Author: Sachin Rambhau Kukale Member Level: Gold Member Rank: 157 Date: 25/Aug/2012 Rating: Points: 4|
I think this issue is already discussed here. But I would like to quote some new points:
1. In India sports are not treated as careers but they are meant tobe for only time-pass most of the time.
2. Our education system has no much place for sports.
3. We could not think beyond the traditional way of earning bread and butter.
4. Most of the times we, the Indians, Have tendency to blame on government (that is we always blame others and keep ourselves away from all the problems) and no one will do anything for things to go in right direction.
Still there are lots of problems. We have to change our way of thinking and we should start from ourselves and see what can we do to improve these conditions.
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|#346070 Author: Ramprasad Member Level: Diamond Member Rank: 16 Date: 25/Aug/2012 Rating: Points: 4|
Yes it is indeed very pity on the part of we Indians that we stood number 2 spot behind China in population but when it comes spot in mega event Olympics we are far behind China with 55 th spot. Plenty of reasons have associated with India's lack of best performance at international sporting events. Lack of governments funding, lack of finding talented sportsperson from village level and lack of supporting all sports equally with cricket and lack of word class infrastructure and training are treated as the reasons for India not appearing in top spot at International events. Parents lacks encouraging their children in sports along with their studies. Government should implant a long-term plan in development of sports then only India will do better in events.
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|#346080 Author: Sun Member Level: Diamond Member Rank: 18 Date: 25/Aug/2012 Rating: Points: 4|
It is the thinking of China and India. China is first in population and India second in population. China thinks that her population and the position should be inversely proportional, where as India thinks that it should be directly proportional. ( I am not talking about the number of medals but the rank they bear in the list)
With regard to olympics position:
China: As the population increases, our position number should be reduced to bear the least number.
India: As the population increases, our position number also should be increased to bear the highest number.
With regard to olympic medals it is the other way.
China: As the population increases our medals will also increase.
India: As the population increases out medals will decrease.
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|#346086 Author: Jeets Member Level: Gold Member Rank: 208 Date: 26/Aug/2012 Rating: Points: 5|
If you see our records in Olympic after the independence than the London Olympic ranking was not bad at all. In fact it's encouraging feat we did better than Beijing Olympic and doubled our medal tally and hope we will do better in the next Olympic and winning 10+ medals in Olympic is not far away from us.
There is two way you can look in to any matter positive way or negative way here we should be positive because finally we are producing individual Olympic medal winner in India. It is nice to see that people in India are giving more important to other sports too.
And finally, to attract more people to participate in Olympic Games we too have to involve ourselves in other sports and not only concentrating on Cricket. There is no point of talking in this matter if you yourself devoted to cricket and ignoring other games. My word may be straight but it's true, we devoted ourselves 365 days into cricket and during Olympic Games and after that we bring out this kind of issues which is not a justice at all.
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|#346220 Author: Aparna Shankarraman Member Level: Gold Member Rank: 55 Date: 26/Aug/2012 Rating: Points: 5|
The Indian population is more into improving their talent in the field of education than in sports. It is only recently after the sportspersons have won medals at various international events that people have started revering this field as a career choice than just a hobby. The change in mentality will definitely take some more time to spread across various sections of society and reap fruits of action. As more and more people enter sports, the chances of success will improve.
Another major factor deterring our people from entering this field is the lack of huge money required for training. Our country is basically not so rich and people do not have excess funds at their disposal to invest in sports. Probably, as the economic status of people improves over time, the number of youth participating in sports will also improve . Hope the next Olympics gives more medals and better ranking than the one held in the current year.
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|#354391 Author: NITIN YADAV Member Level: Gold Member Rank: 105 Date: 20/Sep/2012 Rating: Points: 3|
There are many reasons that results we are lagging in Olympics
overshadowing by cricket causes harm to other sports in India.cause in India everyone wants to be an cricketer .no one wants or knows anything about other sports. Indian sportsperson were also failed to give there best at Olympics.they also lack that practice which is provided to other sportsperson .there are many other reasons.
|#354401 Author: Balbir Singh Member Level: Gold Member Rank: 309 Date: 20/Sep/2012 Rating: Points: 4|
In my opinion the Government bad policy along with corruption is responsible for pulling India in game to much behind.In our country the good players which do not have any support left behind and the opportunity provides to the players who have support and who not plays very well, the best players of our country not reaches up to the Olympic level games or platform. Beside the lack of resources are also responsible for this, not quality of coaching provides to the players, in end i just say one thing all these things happen due to the corruption.
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|#354413 Author: Akarsh Member Level: Silver Member Rank: 1532 Date: 20/Sep/2012 Rating: Points: 4|
It is a hard reality that being the second most populous country in world we lag far behind in the medal tally of olympics. There are still many aspects that are need to be focused.
But lets have a look at the brighter side, we have won 6 individual medals the best so far in the India's olympic history. Our record 80 athletes qualified for London olympics.
There was huge expectations from the Beijing olympics Gold medalist in 10m air rifle and current world champion in 75 kg category of boxing Vijendra kumar. But they fail to cope up with their expectation level and didn't won any medal. Despite of that we came up good with 6 medals which itself is an appreciable performance. We may hope more in the next olympics from our athletes.
|#354757 Author: Rajneesh Gupta Member Level: Gold Member Rank: 113 Date: 21/Sep/2012 Rating: Points: 4|
In India only one sport is played , lived and watched- CRICKET. People have given so much importance to cricket that every child wants to become a cricketer. Every parent want a sachin or dhoni in there house. Due to that much of importance given to cricket, other sports are lacked behind by cricket. No one wants to play sport other than cricket. Our players are not provided by proper equipment and hence they did not perform well in Olympics. They didn't go for practice daily to improve their performance. Hence we are that much left behind. Hope you like my views.
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