Role Medals

India’s performance at the Beijing Olympics is the best ever according to many newspapers today. Abhinav Bindra, Vijayendra Singh and Sushil Kumar have made their country proud. Their dedication and hard work has paid off.

They have been given billions of rupees in award by various government bodies as well as individuals. Newspapers and magazines cannot stop singing praises of these new found heroes. This hype brings a positive change to sports like shooting, boxing and wrestling. Inspired by Bindra, Singh and Kumar youngsters are enrolling in shooting, wrestling and boxing.

Till date, every child’s dream is to play cricket for their country. The ambitious parents enroll their children in the best possible cricket academies. They pay the coach to get their child to play at district level.

The scene was different a decade and a half ago. Parents didn’t exactly jump at the idea of sports as a career. Then the 1983 world cup happened and cricketers became demi Gods. Suddenly, becoming a cricketer was not so bad.

Maybe this a positive change. Finally, people might start noticing that there are sports other than cricket and they are cool too. We needed these medals so badly!

5 comments for “Role Medals

  1. August 21, 2008 at 6:58 am

    Hmm, I too think that this is the beginning of something good, a very positive trend. What’s good is that these boys have come up from relative poverty, unlike Bindra.

  2. compulsivewriter
    August 21, 2008 at 8:03 am

    yep… but i don’t understand why Bindra’s wealth is such a bad thing… a victory is a victory… don’t you think?

  3. August 21, 2008 at 8:11 am

    yes ofcourse, but it’s just that the victory of the two boys is more admired because for them it was harder. Would Bindra have come up in these circumstances? Well, I personally think he would have as he has something great in him. But he wouldn’t have come up in this sport.

  4. August 22, 2008 at 10:30 am

    true hopefully people take up other sports at least now…and the Indian team is helping the other sports by not playing that well(hmm…been sometime since i saw cricket update,they lost right?)

  5. compulsivewriter
    August 22, 2008 at 11:24 am

    i agree with you Nita. It was difficult for the other two guys to make it. I am thrilled with the idea of other sports getting some attention…
    Vishesh, thanks for reminding me about cricket… Yes, i think they lost… I don’t follow cricket much 🙂

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