India’s sports minister Kiren Rijiju said he had full confidence in his prediction that India would make a breakthrough by entering the top 10 of the group at the Los Angeles Summer Olympics in 2028.
This is also one of the goals of realizing the Indian sport’s goal of empowering global sports.
Although the population of over 1.3 billion people, but India still has many difficulties in finding a place at the largest summer sports event in the world. At the Paris 1990 Summer Olympic Games held in the French capital city, Indian sports won two Silver medals. Then, at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games, Indian sports marked with a gold medal and two bronze medals. Two Silver and four Bronze medals are the achievements that Indian sports have at the 2012 London Summer Olympics.
Indian sport seems to be stalled at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games when it only won one Silver and one Bronze, thereby ranking 67th in the overall medal table. All the medals were won by female athletes, including badminton player PV Sindhu (now world champion), 58kg ranked champion Sakshi Malik.
In the history of the Summer Olympics, India has won a total of nine Gold medals. However, the country has never won more than one Gold medal at one Olympic Summer Games. However, India’s Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju still firmly believes that by 2028, India will become one of the top ten countries of the Summer Olympic Games.
Indian Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju emphasized that this was the goal set for Sport India at the 2028 Los Angeles Summer Olympic Games. From now until then, India needs to create a sporting culture at country by launching a movement called “Fit India”. Along with that is the implementation of different types of support systems as well as boosting motivation from the grassroots level.