On Tuesday, Abhinav Bindra, former Olympic gold medallist, cited Britain’s example regarding their investment in sports in order to achieve Olympic glory. He also referenced an article which was published by The Guardian to show how India needs to invest in sports in order to win Olympic medals.
As India heads into the Day 12 still medal-less at the Rio Olympics, shooter Abhinav Bindra has questioned the high expectations surrounding the Indian athletes, when there is no proper investment in sports in the country.
He also cited the example of Britain who spent a total sum of $7.13 million on their athletes in the buildup to the Olympics, while referencing to an article published by the British newspaper The Guardian on Monday.
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
The tweet came in the light of the disastrous campaign so far for the Indian Olympic contingent in Rio. The nation remains empty-handed after 11 days into the event. Bindra, who missed the bronze medal in shooting at Rio, has announced his retirement from the sport earlier this week.