Why Indian athletes continue to underperform in Olympics?

Tokyo Olympics is in full swing. China, Japan, The US, the Russian Olympic Committee participants, the Italians, Australians are ruling the medal tally table. NZ, a country of five million people, keep winning medals and continue to climb up the medal tally. The Africans are big on track and field as the Games continue.

One exception is India. A country of a hundred billlion people, massive economy, huge public investments, major world player, democracy, yet for the last hundred years, their medal tallies have never got above 10. Their best performance was in the London…