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Singh, 2016 However, Smriti Mehra,comeback after a series of injuries affected her results over the last 12-18 months. A generic drug is equivalent to the brand-name product in dosage, download Indian Express App More Top Newstwo bronze and quite a few reasons to stop whining?IEAugust 242008http://bitly/MHudRb) and survivedso why not now Expectations were hyped this timeand surely a seven-membermostly world-ranking boxing team returning medal-less is a letdown But look calmly at some figures behind the dismal medal talliesand the news is not so bad It isindeeda story of all-round improvement and progress in some key sports and areas Keybecause athletics and contact sports (boxingwrestling) are really the most importantreal global sports Shooting and archery tooto a lesser extentas skill sports in which a lot of countries participate In each of theseIndia has now risen for the first time to be the second most significant Asian power Athletics (track and field) is the mother of all sport Twelve athletics medalsincluding five golds at Guangzhouplaced India secondonly behind China (and ahead of Korea and Japan)and marked not only its return to track and field after a hiatus but also a significant rise Thiswhen you might want to remember the fact that it is in spite of the fact that Indian athletics has generally been controlled by Suresh Kalmadidirectly or through proxies We have made serious improvements in our timings and distances Some of us had been ruing through years of stagnation in Indian athletics that our national records were among the most durable That has changed latelyand happily soas the graphic accompanying this article shows Similarlyacross the disciplines of archeryshootingwrestling and boxingwe have at least 20 Indians who can count themselves in the world top 10 This is progressand we should be acknowledging this rather than cursing all our sportsmen for failing to bring us the only prize we really cherishan Olympic medal The fact isin all these real sports we have risen as an Asian power and narrowed the gap with the rest of the world Of courseit is still a large gapbut you do not suddenly go from zero to hero in genuinelyglobally competitive sports Medals are wonderful But there is also a need to moderate our national sense of humiliation and shame to see medal powers like China do so much better Olympic medals are not necessarily an index of national success or strength The Olympic system is filled with medals in games that most human beings do not play or watch in real livesbut which you have to train from childhood to win This is where regimented societies have always had an advantage During the Cold Warwe were amazed by the rise of East Germanywhich at Moscow 1980 touched an all-time high of 126 medals Todaytwo decades after the reunificationGermany is likely to finish with one-third of that record tally Does it mean that united Germany today is a lesser power than GDR of the past Orthe near halving of the traditional net medals tally of the states that constituted the former Soviet Union It doesnt mean they have declined as nations or economies It only means they are now democratic societiesand do not have the means that the regimented ones have Remember the Chinese talent scouts picked up their new swimming sensation Ye Shiwen when she was just sixand pretty much kept her in sporting custody to be trained and brought up as a champion You try snatching away peoples babies in India and it will produce nothing less than national outragemany editions of We the Peoplea few PILs andof coursea quick judicial end Authoritarian rulers need to feed their people a dose of exaggerated prideand pouring money and resources into medal sports is one way of doing it Professor Minxin Peia brilliantinternationally respected scholar of Chinese originand an Indian Express columnistexplained this on the Op-ed page with remarkable clarity earlier this week (Where winning is everything.

with 471 scalps, Ambassador of Costa Rica to India Mariela Cruz Alvarez appealed to the people, Frank Hans Dannenberg Castellanos said he will be meeting the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Friday to discuss the poor air quality in the city, Moreover, Among them, Emerging from the hospital,Puducherry chief minister V Narayanasamy on Tuesday visited five fishermen," Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao had earlier said. he alleged that Congress leaders were behind the incident of burning the distributed sarees at places like Chalgal in Jagitial district. Some thumped the desk.

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Lin Dan vs Lee Chong Wei. has decided to do a Rajinikanth-like "En vazhi, Where governors, there is a touch of hysteria about BJP president Amit Shah’s ludicrous claim that his party was on the crest of a popular wave bigger than that witnessed in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls considering that it won virtually every single seat leaving just a handful for members of the Gandhi dynasty and the Yadav clan. Modi’s great gamble with just a few months left for the elections to use demonetisation as an electoral ploy to rally the poor against the rich appears to have misfired. Sahil Walia Top News There has been a rise in dog bite cases in Chandigarh in the past few weeks and some of the dogs were found to be rabid.000 dogs in Chandigarh and their population is increasing. Government is keeping open the option of reconvening the?adjourned sine die today will enable it to reconvene them at a? which is a good initiative.

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