Former Indian shooter and Olympics (2008) gold medalist Abhinav Bindra on August 16 blamed the system for India’s failure to open its medal account in Rio Olympics so far.
Bindra, who recently missed getting his second Olympic medal by a whisker, quoted an article published by ‘The Guardian’ and said India first needs to have a system in place.
Each medal costs the UK £5.5 million. That’s the sort of investment needed. Let’s not expect much until we put systems in place at home.
— Abhinav Bindra (@Abhinav_Bindra) August 16, 2016
He cited Britain’s current performance at the Rio Olympics and said medals can only be expected if India invests adequately on the athletes.
Great Britain is currently in second position at the Rio Olympics, and has already won over 50 medals including 19 Gold.
The Guardian, in its article said that Britain in past few years has heavily invested in its player so as to achieve their current glory at the Olympics.