The last 4 days of London Olympics 2012 were eventful for India. But in Rio Olympics 2016, it looks gloomy. Even though a few Indians have delivered good performances until now, India hasn’t won any medals. The latest one to bow out after winning our hearts is Srikanth Kidambi. He was agonisingly close to winning the quarterfinals against the defending champion, but ran out of gas at the very end. In this article, we list out Indian athletes to watch out for in the remaining 4 days of this tournament.
While it’s true that the success of each country in Olympics is measured based on the number of medals, let us not worry about medals anymore. Let’s try to sit back and enjoy the performances of remaining Indian athletes. With only four days left for the event to draw a close, we decided to analyse what’s left in store for India. Not bad! We landed up at a list of 4 Indian athletes to watch out for in the final days. We have a couple of dark horses in the list.
4) Yogeshwar Dutt
Event: Men’s freestyle 65 kilogram
In London Olympics 2012, Yogeshwar Dutt bagged a Bronze medal in 60 Kg category. This will be the last chance to get an Olympic medal for the 33 year old and end his career on a high. He has worked on attacking the opponent’s legs over the last few months and this is a new tactic that he hasn’t adopted before. His event will be on the last day of the Olympics. Thanks to him, we can safely say that India will not be done until the last day.
He has suffered a few nagging injuries in the past few years and hopefully none of them resurface. Moreover, all his competitors are really tough and there are close to six gold contenders in 65 Kg category including him.