SBajwa wrote:Just look at India's medal tally
We were denied Gold in most sports!! that's what the coaches are thinking now! how to convert those silvers and bronze's to Gold!
14 gold in 2010 is a better benchmark. Those 14 golds included 2 each in Kabaddi and Billiards. Net of that its 10 gold.
Since 1982, we have never got more than 10 gold net of Kabaddi/Billiards
This time, the 13 gold excludes Kabaddi and Hockey and also excludes 6 events where Imports got Gold and we Silver.
So, if this was a truly `Asian' Games, we would have 19 gold. That would take us to 4th place - ahead of Iran. (more medals and same gold).
Exclude Indonesia which got most of its medals in indigenous events they had no serious competition in.
Our `core' sports (which I define as a medal in 50% of events) have been Shooting, Women's track, Hockey. Tennis & Squash, Compound archery,
Kabaddi & Wrestling. Over 4 AG's no country has more medals than us in these disciplines.
Boxing and Rowing had medals in 1/3rd of events (as good as other top countries).
In this AG, we have extended the core to : All Athletic events & All Racquet sports (adding Badminton and TT).
We actually got more medals in these events than China which spends 10 (at least) times more than us, only for these disciplines
Extended potential sports to: Sailing & Bridge (medals in 1/3rd of events).
We have regressed in Kabaddi, Rowing and Boxing (Rowing and Boxing had medals in 20% of events).
We also did worse than our average previous position, in Basketball, Volleyball & Handball (could have reduced our delegation by 100, by not participating in these).
Canoeing/Kayak & Cycling might have taken up disproportionately high resources better spent elsewhere. We've never done significantly better than last in these events. At least in Wushu/Kurash/Judo, participants train mostly on their own and we get the odd medal with little investment.