New Delhi: India's much-hyped male boxers might have drawn a blank in the London Olympics but national coach Gurbaksh Singh Sandhu on Thursday insisted that the country's pugilists gave their "best performance" in the quadrennial sporting spectacle.
"We have fought brilliantly but have been denied a medal.
We were unable to translate good performances into a medal but that does not take away the fact that the boys gave an excellent account of themselves," Sandhu told PTI from London at the end of the seven-strong men's campaign.
This was the biggest-ever boxing team to qualify from India for the Olympics. They were touted as strong medal contenders but all the seven, including Beijing Olympics bronze-medallist Vijender Singh (75kg), bowed out by the quarterfinal stage in London....more
02:07 PM, Aug 09, 2012
New Delhi: A record eight boxers qualifying for the London Olympics is a clear indicator of the phenomenal growth of the sport in India, with the pugilists taking the country to new heights, but a lot more needs to be done, particularly at the grassroots level, to become a world power, chief coach Gurbaksh Singh Sandhu says. "I have been a coach since 1993 and it's been a gradual improvement...
05:07 PM, Jul 20, 2012