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5 Indian sportsmen who could have been among the medal winners

Our friends at Better Fitness for You remind us of the fantastic performances by Indian athletes at London 2012 but failed to make the mark. Olympics is gruelling, unforgiving, demanding. But in no way can we discount the performances of these 5, as reaching the quarters (as with boxers), or finishing 4th position as withJyotiKarmarkar is no joke. They are as fit, deserving, and as determined as many who won(and who didn’t). Take a look, if you’ve forgotten them already …?

KOLKATA: He mulled selling his kidney to buy a rifle, became a national champion with a borrowed gun, has participated in 17 World Cups, missed out a London Olympics medal by a whisker and has been named for an Arjuna Award for sporting excellence. Truly does shooter JoydeepKarmakar prove the dictum that the mind will go where the spirit takes it.
Before the London Olympics, PT Usha had indicated that it would be foolish to expect good performances from the Indian athletics team. Milkha Singh was more generous in his assessment, saying that only Krishna Poonia and VikasGowda had a glimmer hope, if any.
Discus thrower VikasGowda finished sixth with an effort of 63.67m in the Ivo van Damme memorial meet, the final leg of the Diamond League series, in Brussels on Friday.Gowda, who finished eighth in the London Olympics (64.79m) opened with 63.67…. http://www.thehindu.com/sport/athletics/vikas-gowda-sixth-in-brussels/article3875006
A row erupted over Indian boxer VikasKrishan’s exit from the London Olympics in the 69 kg category after the decision of his bout was over turned. Vikas missed a medal due to his exit after having been declared winner and through to the semis.
LONDON: Indian boxer Devendro Singh’s bid for an Olympic bronze medal was dashed after he succumbed to Ireland’s Paddy Barnes in a high-voltage quarterfinal contest which was marked by some debatable refereeing and controversial warnings


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