Frankly a coach won't cost more than a 20 to 30 lakhs per annum. East European coaches might even be cheaper.I agree with the sentiment, but when you have people to do so well without any support from the state, often with hinderance from the state, at very least they ought to get a few moments of recognition.
Pakistan is not a poor country, we have a lot of money to spend on things we don't need. We waste a lot of money in government, we lose a lot of money through poor taxation and corruption. Better governance and providing a little support to people like him would go a long way.
Imagine if he had support to buy equipment, nutrition, to cover costs of travelling to tournaments to compete with the best. We might have had someone who could have got gold. We've had similar stories in the past, athletes who do really well but don't get basic funding from the state. Yet our cricket team is indulged.
They should ask him, it's a very fitting question to ask. As a sportman he should know the value of sports. it can benefit him politically too. Unfortunately the bodies beneath him who allocate funding are full of the same corrupt cronies.Imagin in some interview, interviewer ask imran khan you were a sportsman, yet your country didnt managed to get a single medal in Tokoyo 2020 olympics. What a shame!
because the sports which we play or used to play good were never the part of olympics apart from hockeyImagin in some interview, interviewer ask imran khan you were a sportsman, yet your country didnt managed to get a single medal in Tokoyo 2020 olympics. What a shame!
All that feel good factors goes to the side when the average Pakistani makes $1900 a yearThey have money, they like to waste money. You're right that not all sports are a roaring commercial success, but there is no reason why people can't earn a salary at least from their own sports. Even in the UK many Olympians suffer with not enough funding - because of priorities.
Success in sport provides a feel good factor. Participation in sport creates healthy competition, discipline and opportunity to excel and have a moment in glory for people who otherwise might never have that.
It's not essential like food, shelter, clean water, but it's impact is a lot wider than the investment. Look at the UK for example. The mens football team got to the Euro's final - there was loads of positive energy, loads of spending, people having parties and barbeques, going out to pubs to watch the matches etc. It created short term economic opportunity as well as a feel good factor. It also got people associating with the national identity. You can't buy some that untangiable benefit.
We have a handful of Olympians, we could have had a couple of weeks of media interviews in the run up to the games, profiles of the athletes, back stories, all the channels could have aired their events live, could have been interviews afterwards - raise some interest in the sports etc. These are quick wins. Imagine if these guys could just 10,000Rs a month towards the cost of nutrition or equipment. it'd make a big difference for them.
Ohhh!!! Look this punjabi is genociding Sindhis, Balochis, Muhajir and everbody else. LmaoWeightlifter Talha Talib on Sunday missed out on a rare Olympic medal for Pakistan but turned plenty of heads as Pakistan finally took notice of him.
The 21-year-old lifter from Gujranwala, making his Olympics debut, took part in the 67kg category and held the gold medal spot until the final round before eventually being bumped down and denied a podium finish.
In the end, he finished fifth as China's Lijun Chen, Colombia' Luis Javier Mosquera Lozano and Italy's Mirko Zani captured gold, silver and bronze respectively.
Talib's lift of 151kg in Snatch category was the second-best of the round. He failed in his first Clean & Jerk attempt of 166kg and even though he was successful for the same weight in his next attempt and also cleared 170kg later, his combined total of 320 was surpassed by others, including Zani, who lifted just 2kg more than Talib.
For a little while during Clean & Jerk, he was in the lead, giving his growing number of fans back home a glimmer of hope. Nonetheless, Talib's performance despite an obvious lack of resources turned him a hero as Twitterati showered him with praises and his name became the top Pakistani trend on the site.
Pakistan cricket team allrounder Shadab Khan said "Pakistan is proud of Talha Talib" as he urged "sponsors and sports administration to help athletes like Talha".
Pakistan Women's team member Javeria Khan said: "Win or lose, you have already made Pakistan proud."
Journalist Mehr Tarar let Talib know that "Pakistan is rooting for you."
Pakistan Super League franchise Islamabad United's General Manager Rehanul Haq shared an interesting bit about Talib.
TV anchor Gharidah Farooqi said that Talib's fifth-place finish was "no small feat given how this sports is neglected in Pakistan as compared to cricket".
Sports reporter Faizan Lakhani explained how Talib's journey was an against-the-odds story as "Talha wasn’t provided any special training programme even after his qualification."
Vetaran journalist Aalia Rasheed spoke for everyone as she tweeted: "Still proud of you Talha Talib!"
Test cricketer Azhar Ali said that Talib's performance "shows that if we invest more time and money into our athletes, they can do wonders".
Talib's journey to Tokyo Olympics was made possible after the International Olympic Committee accepted a request from the Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) and offered the young lifter an invitation place in -67kgs category.
He has clinched medals in Commonwealth (bronze), South Asian Games (gold) and International Solidarity Weightlifting Championship (gold), according to POA.
Twitter takes notice of 21-year-old lifter from Gujranwala after he occupies gold medal spot for a bit in 67kg event.www.dawn.com
Congratulations Talha. Hopefully the government will now take him seriiously and provide him sponsorship. He did all this whilst training in his dads house.