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Well, judging by the performance of our contingent at the recently concluded Rio 2016 Olympics, it is hard to argue it hasn't. But then technically to say something has regressed, it should have first progressed. When a country of 1.2 billion people has won less medals in 30 years than a single American swimmer has won in his career (Michael Phelps, by the way), it hardly
It is true that the medal tally has fallen sharply from 6 in London 2012 to just 2 medals in Rio. But then the question is - were the 6 medals in last Olympics really progress or just a result of random acts of individual success. Trust me - it is not my intent to belittle the achievement of individual medal winners who have brought glory and source of inspiration. But at the same time, it would be incorrect to conclude it as a sign of progress in sports for the nation as a whole. Such wrong conclusions can send us in the wrong direction - as it results in drawing of misleading inferences resulting in the wrong solutions to address these problems. It would make us assume that something was going right 4 years ago and has suddenly changed. And that’s just not true. If we
want to really qualifies as progress.