Abhinav Bindra blames Indian system for athletes failure in Rio
New Delhi: Coming down heavily on the 'system' of India, Indian shooter Abhinav Bindra on Tuesday called the inadequate investment on Indian athletes as the prime reason of their failure in the Rio Olympics 2016.
Bindra said Britain invests about 48 crores (UK £5.5 million) on its each athlete.
Beijing Olympics gold medallist Bindra blames the Indian system on micro-blogging site Twitter.
Each medal costs the UK £5.5 million. That's the sort of investment needed. Let's not expect much until we put systems in place at home.
— Abhinav Bindra (@Abhinav_Bindra) August 16, 2016
Despite giving tough resistance to the opponents, 33-year old Bindra had failed to bring bronze to India in 10 metre Air Rifle event.
India is yet waiting for its first medal in the Olympics despite sending 124 athletes.
Earlier, Abhinav has praised Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar who missed out a Bronze in the vault finals. He had called Dipa as his hero.