‘Badhaai Ho, Beti Hui Hai’: India At Rio Olympics 2016
Three women became the saviors for Team India at the Rio Olympics as the country concluded its campaign with some good moments after having to deal with some ugly knockouts.
Defying all odds PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik and Dipa Karmakar were the goddesses who held their heads high and returned with some pride intact instead of coming back empty-handed since Barcelona 1992.
The trio notched a few firsts for India; Sindhu became the youngest to win a Silver Olympics medal which was never achieved in badminton; and Malik’s bronze was also a first for women’s wrestling.
India’s first female gymnast Dipa Karmakar missed a bronze medal by a very close shave.
Lalita Babar became the second Indian woman to qualify for the final of a track event at the Olympics in 32 years.
But there were some ugly moments as well, when wrestler Narsingh Yadav was shown the door with a four-year even after receiving a clean chit by NADA.
As we expected a bit too much from Yogeshwar Dutt. The poor lad in a shocking defeat lost his opening bout against Ganzorig Mandakhnaran of Mongolia in the men’s 65kg freestyle wrestling.
As India wraps up their campaign with 2 medals, how do we put it?? ‘Badhaai Ho Beti Hui Hai’..!