Tokyo Olympics 2020

How many medals will India win?

  • ≤ 5

    Votes: 51 49.5%
  • ≤ 10

    Votes: 36 35.0%
  • ≤ 15

    Votes: 16 15.5%

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TakAman

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I have observed that on a non Veg diet u will have better explosive strength but on veg more tenacity.
Sodium-potassium mix is more important than whether you are getting your intake/protein from a non-veg source or a veg source. Rather as Hindus have been veg for 1000s of years, they are better suited for a veg diet. While Chinese are more suited for eating dogs and cats.

Eating too much junk food (high sodium) can lower your stamina and is a common cause for obesity.
For example in America, most people are obese (40% plus)



Does not seem to be a result of healthy non-veg diet as per me.

As far as Olympics are concerned, there is little correlation to race or diet.
For example, Nigeria (nation with biggest African population) has won less medals than India so far. While if you look at USA medal tally, many and large number of them are black.

So, contrary to what most people would think that blacks would outstrip Indians on Olympics, Nigeria-India comparison proves it wrong.

It's all about how much money you are willing to throw on Olympics training camps.
 

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Stop complaining, kosovo won 2 individual golds ,more than in our entire history. There's absolutely no excuse. Refugee teams are winning gold medals. Only issue is mentality. We fcking hype up everything. Why would an athlete give a shit about olympics when he gets 3-4 cr , permanent job after winning in intl tournaments where no top athletes participate. Mira bai won a silver ,we have hyped her more than phelps who has won 23 individual gold medals.
No sporting culture at all, no lobbying to include sports like kabbadi etc. How is a sport like fencing better than kabbadi?
 

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Stop complaining, kosovo won 2 individual golds ,more than in our entire history. There's absolutely no excuse. Refugee teams are winning gold medals. Only issue is mentality. We fcking hype up everything. Why would an athlete give a shit about olympics when he gets 3-4 cr , permanent job after winning in intl tournaments where no top athletes participate. Mira bai won a silver ,we have hyped her more than phelps who has won 23 individual gold medals.
No sporting culture at all, no lobbying to include sports like kabbadi etc. How is a sport like fencing better than kabbadi?
A 13 year old girl won a gold medal in skateboard.
 

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unpopular opinion...

whats the use of olympic medals in nation's growth?

yes the population should become fit and healthy but...is winning medals going to make all indians healthy?
Winning medals is required for "national image" "national prestige" "Bringing glory to the motherland" "Service to fatherland" "Proving nation's capabilities in excelling others" etc.....

A large number of Americans are obese. But they top the medals tally. So no, winning medals need not mean an always overall healthy population.
 

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Funny .. superior pure paki ertugul blood cnt even get one medal they have time to discuss abt us ...
Truth is india does nt play these sports . These are only selective few in some major cities or the ones whose families had some awareness.. The day india starts playing some of these sports u wont see majority of these faces representing us in olympics .. Right now our market is such that u have to strive to get yourself a living .. That is 1st priority of people .
In last olympic, not a single pak athlet was even qualified.
 

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Overanalyzing and too much criticism for the sake of criticism. I guess this is not just Indian thing. The whole gen z is guilty of it.

Imagine having only one physical activity in your life, and then you give gyan on sports whole day.
 

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Its funny how people are blaming everyone and everything for our abysmal display at olympics. Some are blaming diet, some are blaming infrastructure, some genetics and some even gov.

Lets say we have no sports culture, zero infra, worst diet, worst genes than how come we are cricket world champions? Why our infra, diet, genes don't stop us from beating everyone in cricket? Lets say indians have zero interest in sports. How IPL is on of the the most watched sporting event in the world? How BCCI is one of the richest sports body in the word?

The most basic thing about sports is it is an activity of entertainment first. Athletes play because they like that particular sport. People watch it because they like to see athletes play that perticular sport. The people in our country should first like those western sports that are being played at olympics. The reality is that we don't. If they are not even intrested to see it how do we expect them to aspire to become future athletes in those sports. Gov can't force people to like something.

Also this debate about turning vegetarian Indians into meat eaters like westerners. Indians aren't vegetarians because of lack of money but because of cultural and religious choices. This is who we are. Are we going to change our culture and religion of thousands of years for some cheap sports medals?

Westerners are good at olympics because it represents their sports, that they play and enjoy. They invented their sports based on their likings. Countries like China, Japan no longer have connections with their old culture. Their society has become an imitation of west including western sports.

Indians already have our own liking in sports. There is a huge love for cricket that transcends urban/village, north/south boundaries. It was invented by English but we took it from them because we love it and we are extremely good at it. It is played in our stadiums, it is played on our streets, it is something our youth look up to and aspire to be. Yet some people here are looking down upon cricket as lower form of sport. Why? Because it is not included in Olympics? Because Americans don't play it?

The truth is, We have a very very small group of people who take intrest in Olympic sports. This small group produces very few good athletes who bring 2-3 medals in Olympics every year. The food, the genes, the infrastructure, the gov has nothing to do with it. When Indians start taking intrest in those sports we will see lots of Olympics medals won by India too.
 

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Its funny how people are blaming everyone and everything for our abysmal display at olympics. Some are blaming diet, some are blaming infrastructure, some genetics and some even gov.

Lets say we have no sports culture, zero infra, worst diet, worst genes than how come we are cricket world champions? Why our infra, diet, genes don't stop us from beating everyone in cricket? Lets say indians have zero interest in sports. How IPL is on of the the most watched sporting event in the world? How BCCI is one of the richest sports body in the word?

The most basic thing about sports is it is an activity of entertainment first. Athletes play because they like that particular sport. People watch it because they like to see athletes play that perticular sport. The people in our country should first like those western sports that are being played at olympics. The reality is that we don't. If they are not even intrested to see it how do we expect them to aspire to become future athletes in those sports. Gov can't force people to like something.

Also this debate about turning vegetarian Indians into meat eaters like westerners. Indians aren't vegetarians because of lack of money but because of cultural and religious choices. This is who we are. Are we going to change our culture and religion of thousands of years for some cheap sports medals?

Westerners are good at olympics because it represents their sports, that they play and enjoy. They invented their sports based on their likings. Countries like China, Japan no longer have connections with their old culture. Their society has become an imitation of west including western sports.

Indians already have our own liking in sports. There is a huge love for cricket that transcends urban/village, north/south boundaries. It was invented by English but we took it from them because we love it and we are extremely good at it. It is played in our stadiums, it is played on our streets, it is something our youth look up to and aspire to be. Yet some people here are looking down upon cricket as lower form of sport. Why? Because it is not included in Olympics? Because Americans don't play it?

The truth is, We have a very very small group of people who take intrest in Olympic sports. This small group produces very few good athletes who bring 2-3 medals in Olympics every year. The food, the genes, the infrastructure, the gov has nothing to do with it. When Indians start taking intrest in those sports we will see lots of Olympics medals won by India too.
I never watched boxing untill vijender singh won bronze medal .. Now i even watched WBC .. Same was with badminton untill sania Nehwal .. wrestling because of the one in tihar jail 😁 . If they win people ll watch . Now we have some ecosystem for these sports . Which needs further investment in talent search .
 

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The problem is India opt those games in which there is multiple rounds. Player got exhausted while reaching to final, we shld go fr athletics,swimming,gymnast where quick medals came.
Athletics must be primary focus for quick gains.
 

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I never watched boxing untill vijender singh won bronze medal .. Now i even watched WBC .. Same was with badminton untill sania Nehwal .. wrestling because of the one in tihar jail 😁 . If they win people ll watch . Now we have some ecosystem for these sports . Which needs further investment in talent search .
I want to see more Indian pro boxers. Vijender turned pro late. And now he's in politics.
 

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Stop complaining, kosovo won 2 individual golds ,more than in our entire history. There's absolutely no excuse. Refugee teams are winning gold medals. Only issue is mentality. We fcking hype up everything. Why would an athlete give a shit about olympics when he gets 3-4 cr , permanent job after winning in intl tournaments where no top athletes participate. Mira bai won a silver ,we have hyped her more than phelps who has won 23 individual gold medals.
No sporting culture at all, no lobbying to include sports like kabbadi etc. How is a sport like fencing better than kabbadi?
You nailed it bro!
It's all about the mentality, and sadly the corruption and politics at ground level makes things worse, and dissuades parents from trying hard and supporting their kids in the field of sports.
I have worked for grassroots development of sports with government department in one of the most progressive states in India, and it's completely sad state of affairs!
 

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