Abhinav Bindra Says First Invest Then Expect, Blames System For Lack Of Medals In Rio Olympics

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Updated on 6 Sep, 2017 at 3:05 pm

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.

He tweeted:


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.


Great Britain's Andy Murray with his gold medal PA Wire

Great Britain’s Andy Murray with his gold medal PA Wire

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.

Meanwhile, India is yet to open its medal account, despite sending its biggest ever contingent (118) to Rio.