India Has Expertise To Win Extra Olympic Medals In Athletics: Anju Bobby George | Athletics Information

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Legendary lengthy jumper Anju Bobby George on Saturday mentioned has the expertise to win extra Olympic medals in after famous person javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra opened the nation’s account by successful a historic gold within the Tokyo Video games. Anju, the lone World Athletics Championships medallist Indian along with her bronze in 2003, mentioned the athletes want correct steering to attain success.

“Indian athletes are good in technical occasions in Olympics however are but to succeed in that degree to win medals in sprinting and lengthy distance working,” she mentioned on the TV9 ‘ Thinks At the moment’ International Summit.

“We are able to win extra Olympic medals in athletics. We want good coaches and amenities at grassroots. Via Khelo Video games, we’re placing in effort however it can take time,” Anju mentioned.

“Slowly, we’ll see the modifications. Issues are transferring in a optimistic path,” she added.

Chief badminton coach of the Indian badminton workforce Pullela Gopichand mentioned can struggle for gold medals in all classes within the coming 4-8 years.

“To attain that sturdy planning and execution and a scientific strategy are wanted,” he mentioned.

“Within the final eight years, Indian sports activities have grown so much. Buildings laid down by the federal government have began to indicate outcomes. However nonetheless an extended solution to go.

“We’ve got to establish proficient gamers. Constant scientific coaching with worldwide publicity needs to be supplied to them. Step one in direction of it’s to establish gamers preserving in thoughts their physicality and expertise,” Gopichand mentioned.

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Former soccer captain Bhaichung Bhutia mentioned the nation ought to goal particular person sports activities like China has achieved to win extra medals.

He mentioned realistically ought to goal 14 medals within the 2024 Olympics however successful 50 needs to be a long-term plan.


“Capturing is the most important medal prospect on the Olympics. Badminton, wrestling and archery are additionally large prospects,” he mentioned.

On personal funding in sports activities, Bhutia mentioned academies arrange by sportspersons is the best way ahead.

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