The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, from August 6 to 21, 2016, are drawing to a close. We don’t have a place here to cover all of these amazing accomplishments from around the world. So we will only focus on India, although it was a disappointing story. As usual, India sent the greatest team of all time to compete in various sporting disciplines, but for eleven long days after the games started, the country was furious and angry with the elusive medal that was exacerbated by negative feelings, comments and hiccups. However, 4 wonderful women from a largely patriarchal Indian society were highlighted and given special attention, giving citizens a rare opportunity to feel proud of themselves.
In badminton, expectations came mainly from the former world number. 1 Saina Nehwal, but she failed even halfway through the competition. Came PV Sindhu, who had never competed for a medal, and fought like a tigress competing with players much higher in the world rankings. She rolled the ecstasy ball into the women’s singles quarter-finals, then burst into the semi-finals. In this fierce and memorable match, she beat the world No.6 and won a silver medal by making the final. For a change, cricket fever was replaced by badminton as it watched the whole of India fight in glory on August 19, 2016. Sindh did everything in its power to justify the country’s currency “Go get the gold”, but was eventually defeated by some fatal blows by world no. . 1 Carolina Marine of Spain. PV Sindhu won the silver medal and made the Indians proud and celebrated.
In wrestling, the main focus was on Narsingh Yadav who unfortunately got a four-year suspension from WADA on the day he was due to open his campaign, and Yogeshwar Dutt in the 65kg freestyle who didn’t. failed to even qualify on the last day of the Olympics. Meanwhile, out of nowhere Indian Sakshi Malik in the women’s 58kg freestyle category won her first medal in Rio in the country by taking bronze in the jump-off. Hopes for India’s medals erupted after this wonderful time and Indian girls received absolute attention.
Two other gorgeous women captured the country’s charm not by winning medals, but by revealing what Indian women can do if given the proper respect and facilities.
Dipa Karmakar from the northeastern state of Tripura represented India for the first time in artistic gymnastics and came close to winning at least the bronze medal. She finished fourth in the final by the narrowest margins and stunned the country by taking the risk of dying. She has become a celebrity, and rightly so.
Aditi Ashok did what was not expected by even the most optimistic. In the largely Western-dominated sport of golf she almost reached the final, but on the most important day she couldn’t advance and slipped to 41. She was also fully focused on what Indian women could do in disciplines that were not even thought of. It is sufficiently accepted by sportsmen in India.
These four ladies, aside from a few promising ladies, saved the Indian straight flush in Rio. It’s the gold medal in dodging India since the 2008 Beijing Olympics, while at the 2012 London Olympics India sent the greatest team of all time and won the more than six medals, but no gold. This time, India only had to win two medals, even after sending a larger team than the one it sent to London. In men’s hockey in Rio de Janeiro, India did well at the start but couldn’t keep up the momentum just to defeat the gold medalist Argentina in the group stage. There is not much to fault other lines of business in Rio compared to India.
India’s sporting infrastructure and modern facilities are still woefully short, and miles may have to be covered before the country of more than a billion people can hope to do better at the World Games. The four ladies of our Power Sports donated enough food to think about the future. And of course the strength of Indian women cannot be underestimated after experiencing Rio. Now is the time for the sane people of this country to get rid of all prejudices, prejudices and discrimination.