New Delhi: Legendary lengthy jumper Anju Bobby George on Saturday stated India has the expertise to win extra Olympic medals in athletics after celebrity javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra opened the nation’s account by successful a historic gold within the Tokyo Video games.
Anju, the lone World Athletics Championships medallist Indian together with her bronze in 2003, stated the athletes want correct steerage to attain success.
“Indian athletes are good in technical occasions in Olympics however are but to achieve that stage to win medals in sprinting and lengthy distance working,” she stated
“We are able to win extra Olympic medals in athletics. We’d like good coaches and amenities at grassroots. By Khelo India Video games, we’re placing in effort however it is going to take time,” Anju stated on the TV9 ‘What India Thinks Immediately’ World Summit.
“Slowly, we are going to see the modifications. Issues are shifting in a optimistic path,” she added.
Chief badminton coach of the Indian badminton workforce Pullela Gopichand stated India can combat for gold medals in all classes within the coming 4-8 years.
“To attain that sturdy planning and execution and a scientific strategy are wanted,” he stated.
“Within the final eight years, Indian sports activities have grown quite a bit. Buildings laid down by the federal government have began to indicate outcomes. However nonetheless an extended method to go.
“Now we have to establish proficient gamers. Constant scientific coaching with worldwide publicity ought to be supplied to them. Step one in the direction of it’s to establish gamers retaining in thoughts their physicality and expertise,” Gopichand stated.
Former India soccer captain Bhaichung Bhutia stated the nation ought to goal particular person sports activities like China has accomplished to win extra medals.
He stated India realistically ought to goal 14 medals within the 2024 Olympics however successful 50 ought to be a long-term plan.
“Capturing is the most important medal prospect on the Olympics. Badminton, wrestling and archery are additionally big prospects,” he stated.
On non-public funding in sports activities, Bhutia stated academies arrange by sportspersons is the best way ahead.