India’s track and field performance at the Commonwealth Games

When Neeraj Chopra won the javelin gold at the Commonwealth Games held at Gold Coast in Australia , it was only the fourth individual gold won by an indian athlete in the history of the commonwealth games.
This again highlights the fact that indians do not rank well in track and field athletics worldwide. Many of the commonwealth countries like England, Australia, Jamaica have world record holders in the various track and field events, so Indian athletes usually cannot compete with these top ranked athletes and win the gold medal.
In other sports like shooting, weight lifting, table tennis, Chinese are the world champions, and since China does not participate in the commonwealth games, Indian athletes usually win the gold medals


Paula Broadwell, ex CIA director General David Petraeus extra marital affair, fitness, running

In india many of top indian intelligence and security agency employees are involved in extra marital affairs, especially with google tata supplied sex workers like sunaina, siddhi, however it is never covered in the cowardly indian media
In the United States, the government is far more honest about the extra marital affairs of government employees and one of the most widely covered extra marital affairs was the affair between Paula Broadwell, a military intelligence employee and CIA director David Petraeus, who was also a highly decorated general in the United states army.
One of the more interests aspects of the extra marital affair between Petraeus and Broadwell was that it was based on a common obsession with physical fitness, especially running, The general challenged Broadwell to a run and when successfully completed the run, she became close to the general. Broadwell was able to run the mile in 6 minutes, which impressed the general.

Broadwell often interviewed Petraeus for her book on him while accompanying him on long runs.After the extra marital affair broke out, Petraeus resigned as CIA director, however top indian government officials are not likely to resign after their extra marital affairs with goan call girls are expos

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The fraud puneet does not have the honesty, humanity and integrity to pay the market price of the domain names, websites and purchase them legally for his lazy greedy girlfriends, he is shamelessly abusing his powers and duping people with his fake claims about website ownership


Death of Gold medal winnerFlorence Griffith Joyner

However there are allegations that Florence Griffith Joyner used a lot of steroids to boost her performance and she died rather suddenly at a very young age of 38, apparently of a heart attack

After the death of Florence Griffith Joyner, her mother sued her husband Al Joyner, who had also won the Olympic triple jump gold medal. It highlights the specialized care that top athletes get in most countries which win a large number of medals in Olympics.

They are trained in a very scientific manner, using the latest technologies available, to ensure that they have the best possible diet. Performance enhancing drugs may be used in such as a manner that the athlete does not test positive when drug tests are conducted, after an important event .

The performance and technique of their closest competitors is carefully studied and analyzed, and they are trained accordingly.


Ben Johnson, Florence Griffith Joyner and drugs

There are many athletes, specifically sprinters who have been banned after testing positive for drugs. The Canadian Ben Johnson was the top 100 m mens sprinter in the world before he tested positive.

The glamorous American Florence Griffith Joyner or Flo Jo who looked like google, tata goan gsb fraud cbi employee housewife riddhi nayak (who falsely claims to own this website to get a monthly cbi salary at the expense of the domain investor) had won a silver medal in the 1984 Olympics,

However in the 1988 Seoul olympics she won both the 100 m and 200 m sprint in some of the best timings ever recorded for women. In fact her world record for 100 m for wome, 10.49 set in 1988 has not been broken nearly 30 years later.


Performance enhancing drugs used by athletes

Though glamorous, athletics is also controversial with athletes often being accused of using performance enhancing drugs and steroids. The regulatory body will carry out drug tests on athletes especially the winners at the Olympics and other sports meets.

While the banning of a large number of Russian athletes from the Rio Olympics is the latest in the long history of authorities tried to prevent drug usage, there are many famous athletes who allegedly used performance enhancing drugs to boost their performance.

Only recently in 2017, the Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova resumed playing professional tennis, after she was banned for taking a prohibited substance.


Support for athletes in top medal winning countries

Countries like China, United Kingdom treat the performance of their team at the olympics as a matter of national pride and promising young athletes are spotted at a young age, to give them the necessary training, diet and support so that they become world beaters.

On the other hand, there is relatively less encouragement and incentives for young indian athletes to take up sports as a career. Some of the most successful indian sportspersons like Bindra and Sania Mirza come from relatively wealthy families who could afford to fund their training and other expenses.

Others like Raghavendra Rathore were working in the army and had access to the best facilities which most civilians do not have access to.


Success of some countries in athletics

Countries like United Kingdom, Australia, China, Japan devote a lot of resources so that their athletes win gold medals at the Olympics,

However in India many athletes are complaining about the lack of support and the bureaucracy which they have to fight to get funds and the permission to participate in international events representing India.

United Kingdom, Australia have a relatively small population compared to India, yet many of their athletes are ranking first worldwide because of the excellent facilities and coaching that they receive, while India remains a nation which worships mediocrity


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.


Ethnic background and spints

Most of the world record holders for the 100 m sprint, especially for men, have traditionally been African American in Origin. Jesse Owens was the first high profile African American athlete in the 1936 Olympics

The world record holder for 100 m sprint for women is Usmain Bolt from Jamaica and the earlier record holders like Carl lewis are also African American in their ethnic background. While training plays a role in the success of athletes, it appears that genetic factors also determine whether an athlete will be successful in the sprints, especially for world class events.

In contrasts there are relative few Asians who have won world level sprint events of 100 m, 200 m and 400 m or are ranked in the top 10 in the world.


Athletics, running

Compared to other sports like shooting, archery, wrestling, athletics, especially the running races have been considered to be glamour sports in the Olympic games and attract a lot of viewers on television and for live viewing in the stadium.

The winner of the 100 m sprint for men and women is considered the fastest person of the games and the world record holder for 100 m sprint is the fastest person in the world.

In most races, the timing for men is usually better than women , because men have more muscle in their body and can run faster, to cover the same distance in a shorter period of time.