How is Indian sporting ecosystem is developing quality players and performance post Olympics 2021?

Lovlina Borgohain came with sublime boxing skills in the recently concluded Olympics 2020 where she bagged a bronze medal and this achievement would have certainly inspired all the young girls out there to take up the sport of boxing as a profession.

Moving on Men’s hockey team showed their mental side, after a morale-sapping defeat against Australia in a previous league match, by defeating Spain 3-0. A clean sheet would have given more purpose and hope to Indian players and the team would be looking to keep the momentum. Indian Men’s and Women’s Hockey teams displayed stupendous performance in Olympics 2020 and with Men’s team winning a medal in Olympics after a period of 41 years certainly brought back the golden era of hockey when India used to bag the medal in national sport quite easily. Now the team is gearing up to replicate the same performance in the upcoming Champions trophy which will be hosted in Dhaka will have other teams like Pakistan, Bangladesh, and India.

In Table, Tennis India was placed in a tough group in the Olympics,  where Sharath Kamal went down 1-4 to no 1 ranked opponent but not before giving a fight and even taking a game out of him. But post-Olympics Sharath Kamal, G Sathiyan, Manika Batra have been winning different tournaments.

In shooting Indian players including the likes of Manu Bhaker, Saurabh Chaudhary, Abhisekh Verma didn’t play to their potential and were bogged down under pressure in the crunch moments of the game. But post-Olympics these players are winning tournaments which clearly means that next time when these players arrive to play Olympics a Psychologist should be appointed by the National shooting federation so that these players can keep themselves cool under pressure.

India’s rise in Olympics has been inspirational but the sporting ecosystem needs to be improved further in the future and more athletes should be placed in Target Olympics Podium Scheme.