ndia has not much of a tradition in the field of sports and hardly any in the men’s track and field events. It is hard to reconcile that a nation of over a billion people has a paucity of heroes in the men’s track and field events.Track and field events consist of the speed races and the events of brawn and strength like the hammer throw, javelin and discuss throw. There is also the marathon and the decathlon. But a look at the record books will show that only one name consistently pops up, Milkha Singh. It is a matter of eternal shame for the Indian nation that apart from Milkha Singh no other man made a mark in any event at the international level in any track and field. Watch video in link below
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Later he realized he had made a tactical mistake as he was conserving his energy for a last burst. But other athletess surged ahead and Milkha broke the Olympic record but lost the race. He was placed 4th and the fact was that he had beaten Spence and other winners in various events earlier. This was a bitter pill for all Indians. However India hailed its hero who had gladdened the hearts by being the only Indian ever to enter the final of an Olympic event in the track sprints.