Citius, Altius, Fortius!

This is a Latin expression which means “Faster, Higher, and Stronger.”

The important thing in the Olympic Games is to win but even more important thing is to take part and fight hard and to give it all. The essential thing is to fight and do well. This relates to our daily life where sometimes  and many other times we have to struggle hard but we never say NO and we keep on going and this is the spirit of life.

I am dedicating this post to all those players from my own country, even though they did not win the medal but they fought hard and I am proud of them.

You all are an inspiration to us.

Abhinav Bindra was the Goodwill Ambassador for Rio 2016 Olympic Games Indian Contingent and he has personally written letters to encourage our players. In Rio 2016 Summer Olympics, he finished 4th in 10 meter air rifle shooting. He missed the medal by a whisker.

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Dipa Karmakar became the first ever Indian female gymnast to participate in Olympics. She finished 4th in Women’s Vault Gymnastics event.

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Atanu Das is an Indian archer. He finished an impressive 5th in the ranking round of men’s individual archery event and he was the lone participant from Indian side.

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Dattu Baban Bhokanal is a rower who represented India in 2016 Rio Olympics. He was ranked 13th in mens single sculls event. He had faced many obstacles and poverty to reach to the international stage. His life story from a well digger to becoming a world class rower is an inspiration to everyone.

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Kidambi Srikanth lost to Chinese two times Gold winner Lin Dan in a hard fought quarterfinal match. I am sure Kidambi Srikanth is going to climb even higher achievements in near future.

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Lalita Shivaji Babar is a long distance runner. She finished 10th in women’s 3000 meter steeplechase event. Running is in her blood. This Maharashtrian girl has made all of us proud.

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Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna were eying for the first mix double Olympic medal in tennis but they lost in Bronze medal match to Czech Republic.

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Indian hockey team fought hard in the quarterfinal match against Belgium but could not win. The way team India lost in preliminary rounds against Germany, Canada was heartbreaking. Our boys put up a brave show and I am proud of them. Hockey is our national game. I think from Rio 2016 experience we are going to learn much more and improve further.

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A big Thank you to our Heroes.

 

 

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