Abhinav Bindra, India's only gold medalist in an individual event at Olympics, took to Twitter on Tuesday to give a brief answer as to why do Indian athletes struggle badly to win medals at Olympics.
New Delhi: Even after 10 days, the Indian contingent is struggling to win its first medal at Rio Olympics 2016.
Having sent their biggest contingent ever (118 athletes), expectations were quite high but results have told a different story.
From shooters to hockey teams to individual athletes, all have fallen short of winning a medal at the biggest sporting spectacle so far.
The question in everybody's mind is – despite being the country with the maximum population, why does our country still struggle to win medals at the mega event?
Abhinav Bindra, India's only gold medalist in an individual event at Olympics, took to Twitter on Tuesday to give a brief answer.
Here is what the Beijing's gold medalist tweeted:
Each medal costs the UK £5.5 million. That's the sort of investment needed. Let's not expect much until we put systems in place at home.
— Abhinav Bindra (@Abhinav_Bindra) August 16, 2016
The ace shooter's tweet was in reference to an article published on The Guardian, which described how the country was investing heavily in its athletes to achieve glory at the quadrennial event.
The system is very much in place in Great Britain, where the government distributes money in a systematic manner to different sporting bodies.
Now that India's chances of winning even 4-6 medals at Rio look bleak, it's high time the Indian government comes up with something similar.