Indian athletics

In India , the conditions for athletes have worsened according to Ashwini Nachappa who won medals in the Asian Games and is a columnist in the week and relatively fewer students are competing in school level games.

While P.T.Usha and Milkha Singh are well known for their fourth place in the Olympics, there are few high profile athletes getting coverage in the media. The rivalry between P.T.Usha and the glamorous philippino athlete Lydia de Vega got a lot of coverage in the media decades ago

However in 2018, few sprinters are getting coverage in the media, especially in India, where cricket, badminton, tennis, football are getting the most coverage.