For the first time India won three medals — 1 gold in shooting and 2 bronzes in boxing and wrestling. Good reasons for India and Indians to celebrate this. Let’s hope that the process of excelling in sports has started. If this can be continued, then maybe in a few decades India can aspire to be in the top quarter of medal lists at Olympic and other similar events.
Neil pointed out a very interesting point, however. In the land of Mahatma Gandhi, the land known for non-violence, India wins three medals and all of them in the most violent activities. Funny as well as intersting.
I am sure in the next olympic India will do well in things like running or jumping. It may take a bit longer to do that well in swimming and similar infrastructure-rich sports.
In any case, I am delighted at the success of India in these Olympics. And I am most impressed by the way China not only won the highest number og gold medals, but also the way it organized this event to showcase its orgazinational power and physical wealth.