The first week at Rio Olympics 2016 has been lacklustre for Indians athletes. They have been knocked out of the hyped archery and shooting events (except for a couple of events in shooting). They have also fared poorly in track and field athletics, which has been the norm historically. Abhinav Bindra was the closest to a medal but finished at a gut wrenchingly close 4th position and broke millions of hearts. However, all hopes are not lost yet. Indian pair in mixed doubles have qualified for semis and a medal is within the grasp. Here, we bring to you five events in which India can still win medals and go past the tally of London Olympics 2012.
Indian men’s hockey has proceeded to the quarters. The team hasn’t yet stepped on the gas, but has comfortably qualified to quarters. The defence hasn’t risen up to the occasion and have been leaking goals in the final quarter. Also, the penalty conversion has also been a little below par. India finished at 4th position in Pool B, just good enough for quarters qualification.
Owing to the excellent run to Rio Olympics 2016, it is a given that if India steps up the efforts, she will land a medal comfortably. India’s next fixture is against Belgium in quarters and the team will be eager to avenge the Champions Trophy 2016 loss.