Here’s asking you guys to become lovers…It’s a much happier place to be in.
So I know I am writing after forever but I think this has been long coming. The trigger were the recent trolls on India celebrating a meagre 2 medals in their Olympic performance.
While hey all you haters (soon to be lovers) out there…I agree to all that you have to sell. I know it isn’t the best of the performances if you compare it with US or UK or even Cuba or North Korea. What the heck it wasn’t one of our own best performances.
But what the heck, instead of sulking at how all our medal hopes were destroyed by Abhinav Bindra, Gaga Narang and Sania Nehwal; we chose to celebrate our presence in sports we haven’t traditionally done very well.
We have been participating in every Olympics Games since 1920 and have only managed a total of 28 medals (9 Golds, 7 Silvers and 12 Bronze). Of which 5 are pre-independence and 6 came in 2012 at London. So we have always been in a sorry state with overall Olympic performances
What we celebrated this time around was this;
- It was India’s second medal in Badminton this time. It was a better performance than the last (Silver to the Bronze Sania won in London).
- This year we saw the first Indian woman to win something in Wrestling.
- Dipa became the first female gymnast from India to qualify in Olympics – on top of which she ranked 4th
- Dipa also became only the 5th woman in the WORLD to have successfully completed the Produnova
So you see, we had a lot to celebrate. Also, yes we realise our sports facilities are not that great which lead to poor performances but we chose to be inspired to change the situation by performances such as that of Dipa, Pusarla (PV Sindhu) and Sakshi.
We just refuse to bow down and say we lost because we can’t lose until our spirit is alive and let me have you in on a secret – the word is our spirit is not just alive it’s burning strong and high.
Until next time!
¡Hasta la proxima!