The Indian contingent at Rio is yet to win a medal at this year's Olympic Games even after 12 days of the competition.
This performance of the Indians drew several criticism from various parts of the country. Famous Indian novelist and social worker Shobhaa De most recently had criticised the Indians for the failed attempts at Olympics and used some really harsh words.
Finally former Indian Olympian Vijender who became a professional this year has taken to social media to slam the Indians for their impatience and strong criticisms against the athletes.
In his tweet he uploaded an image which had some very important points to look into. He asked why nobody questions the actors, authors, musicians, etc who fail to win the highest honours in their respective fields.
The points raised were:
- How many actors have won Oscar awards?
- How many authors/scientists/doctors/economists have Nobel awards?
- How many singer/musicians have won Grammy Awards?
- How many Indians have become Secretary General of United Nations?
"Stop asking stupid questions to sportspersons only during Olympic games if you have not cared them for four years"
Vijender's tweet read:
Vijender Singh represented Indian at the Beijing Olympics 2008 and London Olympics 2012. He won bronze medal at Beijing.