Still off the mark

The 18th edition of the Asian Games, being hosted by Jakarta and Palembang, has already seen India coming up with its best medal haul. While India has expectedly delivered in disciplines such as shooting, badminton and wrestling, the Jakarta and Palembang Games will be remembered for the performances in “non-Indian” events such as rowing, sepak takraw, wushu, and, most crucially, athletics — a drastic change from when India was dependent on only a handful of sports for all its medals. The past week was a good example of this major shift. Even as the men’s hockey t.....

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