the biggest credit of this asiad is that most of the indian sportsperson who won medals specially gold & silver are from humble modest origins,such as Ms ashwini,raut,sreedharan,& the relay quartret,& amongst the men we see bajrang,ashish(gymnast),the boxers(vikas), the roller sports persons,kabaddi teams,joseph(400m hurdles) etc. the ones who peaked(got gold & media coverage) in the CWG like saina,bindra,narang(all from rich backgrounds),the wrestlers, failed miserably, as they were busy attending welcome ceremonies & collecting cash. the shooting & badminton coaches have lamented on this point, that their persons neglected practice for cash incentives. if saina,bindra & narang continue in this fashion they will suffer the same fate as rathore, india's first individual silver medallist in athens 2004,who just faded away in 2 years & landed up with a bronze in doha asiad 2006,& finally failed to qualify in beijing 2008.
It seems the penultimate day’s performance wraps up our medal scopes in the Asian games unless RamSinghYadav gets a surprised medal in Marathon today..
• Barring few like level headed Somdev,many atheletes who peaked during CWG were found to be dazed in this event.Shooting coach even resigned and said,it is all those public receptions honouring CWG achievements that did not allow shooters to have enough practice. • Those who failed in CWG had enough time to practice as they did not require to attend functions and photo shoots and perform in Asiad,for example Shreedharan Preeja,Abraham Joseph,Vijender Singh,etc. • For Vijender it was a point proven in Asiad,so was for Sania Mirza who contributed to our medal kitty in her small way • Without taking any credit,I must also say that our badminton , table tennis and players in many other events come cropper when they face Chinese competitors. • Our 649 athletes won 64 medals, so the medal strike rate with respect to contingent size is about 10%. • Largest ever medal haul for India in Asiad although its not best ever position we achieved • We missed many medals by whisker,tally could have definitely been improved.More practice and dedication and encouragement will bring a drastic change in this regard
Re: 10% success rate in Asiad
by om shanti on Nov 27, 2010 08:41 AM
• We congratulate our medal winners and all atheletes for their achievements and wish them best for future events Yesterday’s achievements.. • Indian women’s and men’s Kabaddi team got gold medals as expected • 4 x400 meters Indian women bagged gold • Vijender Singh roared back to thump his authority and shrug off the non show of CWG and clinched the gold medal.He was in such aggressive mood that he thrashed the Uzbek world champion 7-0. • Preeja Shreedharan won silver in 5000 meters although she had a keen contest with the gold medalist. • Virothu Santhosh Kumar settled for boxing silver • Kavita Raut settled for the bronze in 5000 meters • Yama Anup Kumar got bronze in Men’s single free skating • Yama Anup Kumar and Avani Bharat Kumar Panchal were also able to get a bronze in pairs skating • Indian men and women chess team had to be content with bronze • In the last medal event of the day,Manpreet Singh also had to settle for silver,as the Syrian opponent was to strong to tackle ! • India won 12 medalson the last day,4 gold,3 silver and 5 bronze • India setted for 6th position with 14 gold,17 silver,33 bronze,total 64 medals,this is India’s highest ever medal haul in Asiad since 1982(57 medals).
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by om shanti on Nov 27, 2010 08:41 AM
• On 13 February 1949, the Asian Athletic Federation was formally inaugurated in New Delhi, alongside the name Asian Games Federation, with New Delhi announced as the first host city of the Asian Games which were scheduled to be held in 1951.India was in 2nd position behind Japan in 1951 Asiad with 15 gold medals and total 51 medals. • In 1994 we were 8th,in 1998 we were 9th,in 2002 and 2006 both 8th and here in 2010 we climb to 6th position • Since 1951, it is 59 years and still we could not level that 15 gold medal haul..however, we bettered than 1982 Delhi Asiad,where we had bagged 13 golds..we are moving but in a snails pace,where as the world is moving so fast… • The combined medal tally of Peoples republic of China(including their territories such as hongkong,macao,and Taipei )is 219 gold,149 silver,157 silver,the total is 525 medals which is about 35% of total medals. • Thanks to Olympic gold quest of L.N.Mittal, for sponsoring our athletes targeting London Olympics
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by living dead on Nov 27, 2010 08:50 AM
Thanks for your Superb update Om Shanti all thru the games. In fact for past dew days I was not following any other reports except yours. All the best !!
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by om shanti on Nov 27, 2010 09:05 AM
• Government had done a good thing by sending a huge contingent of 649 atheletes,they will get great exposure and saw what is competition and what is outside world. • It is time to change, all political people should get lost and sports people and management experts need to take up sports organizations • It is time,our corporate and media promote sports other than cricket • It is time government thinks that sports is a career and achievement in sports is our national pride.. • We need to act fast…our system needs to change fast,or else people will discard all obsolete people and welcome Nitish Kumar type leaders..it is now or never..have a great day
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by tajuddin on Nov 27, 2010 10:39 AM
its really truth. i would like to tell u onething .one to throw away kps gill from hockey federation. bring dananjay pillay to on that post. throw sharad pawar and bring bring kapil dev or mansoor ali khan on that place they r legends of cricket. .bring PT usha for managing athletics. and so far......
we hardly remember cwg medal winners now nd even these winners will fade from short public memory very soon.. request corporates n sports bodies to receive medal winners in a grand way as when india won the t20 cup
The sheer grit of the Indian sports persons deserves to be complimented for taking India to the crowning glory of 12 golds and 59 overall medals tally to surpass the 1962 Jakarta feat almost 5 decades later. Indeed, it is an hour of reckoning for the country. Surprisingly, Indian athletes ended their Asiad campaign on a high note with 14 gold medals demonstrating their endurance despite trying circumstances under which they are trained back home. The show of strength at Guangzhou Asiad 2010 after the impressive show by the Indian sports persons in the Delhi Commonwealth Games 2010 heralds the arrival of the Indian sports persons in the international sports. This also points to the gratifying note that the Indian sports persons are no longer mere push-overs. Conversely, they need to be reckoned with in the international arenas now after successive lackluster performances in various sports events including Olympics. If everything goes well, India may display a better performance in the next 2010 London Olympics. The governments must spend more for the development of the sports and the sportsmen. SAI should be strengthened and de-bureaucratised. Adequate infrastructure is required to be created for the development of sports.
It is high time the money-rich BCCI also shared a part of their accumulated wealth for the development and training of the fellow sports persons in other areas.
Boring game Cricket will die in India sooner or later, like in australia and Windies. Let other Olmpic discipline sports thrive here. Congrats for all Crews and Sport Personnals who took part in Asian Games and actually this is really what we wants in India a complete Sports revolution.
by pravin sarode on Nov 26, 2010 10:49 PM
encourage all games equally at least now on wards and punish crinimals like rathod who killed forthcoming player ruchika by sexual abusement. 26 november 2008 is failure of mumbai police as well as navy coast guard & finally indian intelligence agencies so disband all these forces to save public hard earned tax payers money? Corrupt offier and official are more dangerous to development of nations than kasab?