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According to NBC Washington reports, India had its worst Olympic performance this year since 1992. P.V Sidhu’s silver along with wrestler Sakshi Malik’s bronze sparked an outpouring of national pride and celebrations. India is home to a diverse population of 1.2 billion people, playing many different sports across the country but since 1980, we managed to get just one gold in individual performances in the Olympics. So, the burning question is “why is India lacking in Olympic?” , “why 1.2 billion people can’t win a single gold medal?”. Well, in recent days you must be tired of hearing these questions and reading articles about India’s losses in the field. Now, let’s focus on our achievements and keep the sprit up towards the sports. So, we are bringing you a few achievements by Indian sports person which still motivate us towards sports.
Neeraj Chopra, an Indian track and field athlete competing in the javelin throw, created history by becoming the first Indian athlete to become a world champion at any level when he won a gold medal at the U-20 World Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland. He created a new U-20 world record by throwing the javelin a distance of 86.48m.
Indian boxing star in the commercial ring, Vijender Singh, grabbed the WBO Asia Pacifi Super Middleweight title after systematically dismantling 34-year-old Welsh-born Australian Kerry Hope.
India’s Chess Grand Master Harika Dronavalli has won the Fide Women’s Grand Prix trophy in Chendu, China. It was her maiden career GP title. She won this title by defeating Russia’s Olga Girya. She finished on 7 points in the round robin tournament which had featured world’s top 12 players.
Kannaur Lokesh Rahul, commonly known as KL Rahul and also as Lokesh Rahul, became the first Indian opener to score ton on debut in West Indies. The previous highest was 96 scored by Ajay Jadeja in St John’s in 1997. KL Rahul became the fifth Indian player to score a hundred in his maiden innings in West Indies. His knock of 158 is the highest among the five.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Dhoni became the first Indian wicketkeeper-batsman to complete 350 dismissals in 50 over’s cricket. Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the fourth wicketkeeper in the world to effect 350 dismissals in One-day Internationals, while widening the gap further with his India predecessors. Mahendra Singh Dhoni has taken 261 catches and effected 89 stumpings in 278 matches. He is now placed fourth in the overall list behind Kumar Sangakkara (482 victims), Adam Gilchrist (472) and Mark Boucher (424 victims).
These are only a few example of our achievements. These achievements are a way to gradually guide new players. So, let go of those incident which are already missed and keep moving forward with some new hope.