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Devendro goes down fighting to Ireland's Barnes


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Maihoon Don
Flop show...
by Maihoon Don on Aug 09, 2012 10:38 AM  | Hide replies

This is what best describes India's performance at the games.

People, sports officials, media were all expecting at least 10 medals from the contingent and these sports people had been given all training and exposure this time.

Let us come to the conclusion that no matter the facilities Indian sportsmen do not have the mental tenacity and determination to win it all at Olympics. I have seen sportsmen from other countries, one thing common among all is their zeal and mental determination to do well. Indians do not show that and are content to win bronze(on a losing cause), come home, get all media attention and monetary rewards and promotions. So lets stop blaming system for everything, its just the mentality of Indian race which prevents them from becoming winners in sports.

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French Cuisine
Re: Flop show...
by French Cuisine on Aug 09, 2012 10:49 AM
Indian origin students have been winning the national spelling bee in US for last 5 years. So dont tell us Indians cannot compete. I still think there is a big hole in the whole training system in our country. Boxers have given us hope and something to cheer about and that is a lot.

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Maihoon Don
Re: Re: Flop show...
by Maihoon Don on Aug 09, 2012 11:15 AM
this is exactly the problem. indian children are just told to memorize blindly including spellings.

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praddumna pathak
Re: Flop show...
by praddumna pathak on Aug 09, 2012 10:49 AM
U r absolutely correct..only one correction I was never expecting beyond 3-4 medals, and predicted same b4 olympics commence..really sad that it was right..!!

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Raja
Re: Flop show...
by Raja on Aug 09, 2012 10:59 AM
Winning olympics is a pyramid. It starts at district and Taluka level.If there are lakhs of people at bottom rung we get champions at the top.
Unfortunately schools do not encourage spots. schools are concerened with book mucking and passing of mucked up subjects. They dont undertake personality development. Neither are parents concerened. In my sons school there is a very good system of studies but none for sports.I do take my son for jogging and swimming but I find that children indulging in similsr activities can be counted on fingers. How can we earn medals
The only sporting activity that I see in childern is playing cricket.

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abc_xyz abc_xyz
Re: Re: Flop show...
by abc_xyz abc_xyz on Aug 09, 2012 03:29 PM
even playing gully cricket is very different from playing district-level cricket (with cricketing equipments)

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praddumna pathak
Re: Re: Flop show...
by praddumna pathak on Aug 09, 2012 11:10 AM
I really appreciate u raja fr doing what u can rather than blaming govt. fr every other thing. I am requesting u to encourage ur child to pursue atleast one sport so that he will become a complete human being, rather than just a mugged up student..!!

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French Cuisine
Re: Re: Re: Flop show...
by French Cuisine on Aug 09, 2012 12:12 PM
There maybe extraordinary individual effort like Tintu or Irfan or Saina. But if we have to build a sporting success story unlike this Olympics the effort has to be from govt level, which is never going to happen in India.

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praddumna pathak
Not enough...
by praddumna pathak on Aug 09, 2012 10:00 AM  | Hide replies

Along with archery team our boxing contingent(men) was the biggest disappointment in the olympics..given the past experience and skill everyone was expecting at least 2 medals, but our players r lacking in mental temperament n confidence, most of the boxers played too defensively in first two rounds of their bouts & when they started fighting in 3rd it was too late, only devendro was exception..!!
we need to b aware that all other countries boxers now studies indian boxers very well & develops new techniques to overcome them..if our coaches r not ready to keep that thing in mind, i fear our boxes will remain good enough to win medals only in commonwealth n asian competitions, whereas world championships n olympics r real places where we shall b targeting...Still best luck for future..!!

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French Cuisine
Re: Not enough...
by French Cuisine on Aug 09, 2012 10:04 AM
Your prediction is right. Indian boxing went on a high and will now disappear because we cannot keep ourselves on the cutting edge.

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vidyut sen
Re: Not enough...
by vidyut sen on Aug 09, 2012 10:05 AM
We were also unlucky many times. The judging wasn't of international standards.

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praddumna pathak
Re: Re: Not enough...
by praddumna pathak on Aug 09, 2012 10:12 AM
it is very easy to blame judges after loosing, frankly speaking except sangwan's fight judging was absolutely correct, myself being a judge on panel of 'Maharashtra Amateur Boxing Association' i can assure u abt that..vikas, vijender & manoj all fought their bouts badly enough to get defeated...unless n untill we come up with a technique which is mixture of both attack n defense we cannot survive in this sport...Hope this clarifies..!!

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French Cuisine
Re: Re: Re: Not enough...
by French Cuisine on Aug 09, 2012 10:34 AM
Thanks for clarification Pathak. My question is the boxers all seem to come from the same area / same town. What is the rest of India doing? Apart from technique only one city competing is enough to survive in ring.

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Maihoon Don
Re: Re: Re: Re: Not enough...
by Maihoon Don on Aug 09, 2012 10:40 AM
why all badminton players suddenly coming from only Hyd? Because Indian coaches are all regionalistic and want to share knowledge only with people from their regions.

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praddumna pathak
Re: Re: Re: Re: Not enough...
by praddumna pathak on Aug 09, 2012 10:42 AM
as far as maharastra is concern Boxing is in poor shape, not bcos of govt. but due to lack of interest i amony youth. We r trying our best to create interest frm childhood level, in schools colleges we r conducting camps n providing coaching facilities. Moreover physically boys n girls in maharastra r lacking behind as compare to north indians..!!

To excel in world boxing we need to focus on youths frm north india n north eastern states only..other parts in india will never provide good boxers..!!

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Maihoon Don
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Not enough...
by Maihoon Don on Aug 09, 2012 10:43 AM
have you seen the physique of vikas gowda? stop categorizing people in terms of their regions.

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praddumna pathak
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Not enough...
by praddumna pathak on Aug 09, 2012 10:57 AM
Don, i was commenting only abt boxers & fyi vikas gowda plays athletics..!!

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French Cuisine
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Not enough...
by French Cuisine on Aug 09, 2012 11:50 AM
I appeciate your effort Pathak but I dont buy your comment about physique. Interest is certainly the key issue.

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French Cuisine
Cheating
by French Cuisine on Aug 09, 2012 09:53 AM

The British cheated us out.

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First Hindu
Good luck next time....
by First Hindu on Aug 09, 2012 09:16 AM  | Hide replies

The kid was good, quick, and on mark....we enjoyed his work in the ring. Best of luck next time.

Some of the midset indians should get rid off are

> Participation is important than winning

> Fought bravely but lost to a good opponent

> It was not our day today

> Boys did well but in the end we could not win

WINNING PROFESSIONALLY and CONVINCINGLY IS THE NEED OF THE HOUR

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avinash godbole
Re: Good luck next time....
by avinash godbole on Aug 09, 2012 09:23 AM
well said. Right on target.apt. sums up.

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sameer naik
Re: Good luck next time....
by sameer naik on Aug 09, 2012 09:39 AM
there was lot of expectation from devendro. the way he beat the first guy in opening match against honduras guy was spectacular.

i thought he will make it in semis.

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Story editor
Re: Good luck next time....
by Story editor on Aug 09, 2012 09:45 AM
Brilliant...as if I was speaking!

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Tuchcha Aadmi
Re: Good luck next time....
by Tuchcha Aadmi on Aug 09, 2012 10:54 AM
Sitting on Internet and saying all the over smart comments is easy..
I ask How many of us give 100% in whatever work we do?

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Chicago Male
Be original rediff...
by Chicago Male on Aug 09, 2012 02:51 AM

Rediff's news reporting atleast in sports is simply cut and paste. You can read this same text verbatim in other british news paper.
No wonder even when the british cheat (not talking about this bout) rediff and other Indian media make it look like it was a fair result.
No originality in reporting in most of these websites..quite pathetic.

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