Let’s celebrate wins at Commonwealth Games, but developing a sporting culture requires more heavylifting – The Indian Express

(This article first appeared in The Indian Express on August 3, 2022)

  • Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu, who has won the gold medal in the 49 kg category at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, rightly said that her competition is with herself. And as she indicated, not so subtly, we shouldn’t be content with just this achievement. Lifting 29 kg more than the second-placed lifter shows that the level of competition is low…

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