As most of you may know, India finished with its highest medal tally in the Olympics ever... Three Medals (One Gold after 28 years and Two Bronzes) @ the Beijing Olympics. WOW i am elated 3 medals for a billion people while china ran away with the top of the medals tally leaving perennial powerhouse USA far behind in second.
What will it take for us to sit up and realize that there are sports other than cricket where we can develop in? There are few teenie weenie bright spots though.
* Emergence of boxing/wrestling and shooting. * No. 1 in Cue sports in the world (Though cue sports are not part of the olympics) * Emergence of Saina Nehwal as a truly good badminton player * Chess perhaps
Hopefully these spots will be allowed to flourish rather than fade away... Fingers Crossed!!!
PS: For a Nice reality check, here's our performance in the olympics