Rio Olympic 2016: The saga of brave and consistent performers
22nd August 2016Category : Featured storiesPublished by :Rahul Verma Reading Time : 4 Minute News Sourced : India
The Rio Olympic 2016 at Brazil bid adieus with the new records established, winning moment, sportsmanship, and promises to meet again in Japan. The Rio saga created by the brave hearts and the consistent performance earned the golden, silver and bronze medals shown the path to Tokyo 2020.
India at Glance
For India the Olympic journey was tough but learning, the hopes were truly hold by the Indian contingent with the brave competition with the leading athletes for showing class in the arena. The Olympic witnessed women power that broke the drought of medals, the daughters of India Sakshi Malik, PV Sindhu, clinched bronze and silver and made us proud.
Indian golfer Aditi Ashok’s tough performance against the best nine women golfers in the world made India on the map of sports. The 18-year old golfer is a three-time National Amateur Junior Champion and a two-time National Amateur Champion, winning both events in 2014. Overall, she won 17 titles in her amateur career, including six international ones.
The truly braveheart performance by Deepa Karmakar created history by dragging Chinese gymnast at 5th and ended at fourth, Lalita Babar (Steeplechase) finished 10th in final, gives us perfect picture of ‘women power’ in Olympic. In tough competitions Sania-Bopanna (Tennis) lost bronze medal play, Abhinav Bindra (shooting) 4th place, that showed resistance.
The eyes were on the most decorated performers of the Olympics, and they did it again! with the golden repetition. The sensational swimmer Michael Phelps (USA) 5 Gold, Usain Bolt’s ‘triple-triple’ act by winning. the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay titles at three consecutive Olympic Games. The ‘Mecca of Games ‘ saw talented acts of Simone Biles and Katie Ladecky (US) set two records who dominated sports for many years.
The 'Great' Britain
The overall performance of team Great Britain was instrumental with record 67 medals as compared to 65 medals in London 2012 claiming second place after the US in Rio. The British were outshine by small country Fiji's rugby sevens players, winning their country's first-ever Olympic medal - a gold - after beating Great Britain 43-7 in the final.
Spirit of Sport
There were some nail biting, controversial and emotional moments where spirit of game took the authority. The first Refugee Olympic Team took participation with 10 athletes who was forced to flee their home after civil war.The New Zealand and US runners helped each other after falling together have been awarded with Pierre de Coubertin by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for sports spirit in the Olympic.
It was great show and hosted by Brazil, we enjoyed it, the legacy will be transferred to Japan. See you Tokyo 2020…