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Indian Sports stars who dropped miserably from last leap year

There have been some brilliant show off talent over these four years from 2016 to 2020 but there are some sporting personalities who have seen a downfall in their career.

Indian Sports stars who dropped miserably from last leap year
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The Bridge Desk

Published: 29 Feb 2020 6:40 AM GMT

There have been some brilliant show off talent over these four years from 2016 to 2020 but there are some sporting personalities who have seen a downfall in their career. With the youngsters now taking the charge these sports starts have a reason or two to not be where they were fur years ago.

  1. Sakshi Malik: Starting of the list will definitely be the Olympic bronze medalist Sakshi Malik who did not even qualify for the Olympics this year. She became the first women wrestler to win a medal in the Olympics. The 27-year-old wrestler was defeated by the 18-year-old, Sonam Malik in trials. This scrapped her chances to even qualify for the Asian Olympic Qualifiers.

    Sakshi Malik won an Olympic bronze in Rio Olympics in 2016 Sakshi Malik won an Olympic bronze in Rio Olympics in 2016

  2. Jitu Rai: India's shooting sensation Jitu Rai had a glorious career in which he had won a medal in every major International tournament barring the Olympics. In 2016, his remarkable comeback cannot be forgotten but he failed to turn up a medal for the country. But the sight was enough to figure out what a talent he is. He had also won a silver in ISSF shooting world cup in Azerbaijan in the same year. He has himself accepted the fact that with the form the current squad of shooting team have especially Saurabh Verma, it is not easy to get an Olympic quota.

    JItu Rai (Image: Economic Times) Jitu Rai (Image: Economic Times)

  3. Shiva Thapa: In the year 2013, Shiva Thapa became the youngest Indian to win the Asian Confederation Boxing Championship at Amman, Jordan. Till 2016, he kept improving his game and climbed the ladder higher with every opportunity he got. But he started loosing tournaments at early stages and there no recovering from that form. The 26-year-old still has age on his side and can certainly make a come back in the circuit.

    Shiva Thapa (Image: India Today) Shiva Thapa (Image: India Today)

4 Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikant: Saina Nehwal had an illustrious career adding a lot of 'firsts' before her name. She is not only a former world number 1 but also an Olympic bronze medalist. For a year and a half, she has been loosing her form drastically. She looks desperate to lead in the matches but fails to convert long rallies into her gain. This has become a major problem especially because this is an Olympic year and ranked at 22 in the world, she has a long way to go.

Saina Nehwal (Image: Sentinel Assam) Saina Nehwal (Image: Sentinel Assam)

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Another worried shuttler, Kidambi Srikant has a lot of pressure to qualify for the Olympics with not recovering from his form being a major concern. 26-year-old, former world number 1 is already stressed about not playing like before and failing to make the Olympic cut and delay in the BWF events is not booster for him.

5 Dipa Karmakar: Becoming the first female gymnast from India to win bronze in commonwealth in, she was a ray of hope for the barren gymnast circuit in India. In 2016, she became the first Indian gymnast to represent India at Olympics. She attained fourth position in Women's Vault Gymnastics event at Rio, with an overall score of 15.066. But that was it. She then got hold of a series of injuries that stopped her from qualifying in the Olympics.

Dipa Karmakar (Image: Womens Web) Dipa Karmakar (Image: Womens Web)

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