Rio de Janerio gave a mixed luck to Indian athletes as they failed to win a medal in the first half of the Olympics. We come across tempers losing in the country and adverse comments were passed on to show their wrath on the wretched performance. Even Haryana Minister’s junket was criticised and mocked at. Now a grappler ends medal drought from Haryana manage to win the first bronze medal and that is history. Showpieces like Shobaa De did pass adverse comments about our initial poor show and that attracted criticism from all corners. And now one more medal is in our kitty after Sindhu made a forceful comeback and made the highly ranked players look a novice against her.
Jayanthy S. Maniam
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