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Fans heartbroken as Ferozepur Four lose in London

The dismal performance of all four local athletes in the Indian Olympics contingent in London has disappointed sports fans here. On Monday, Manavjit Singh Sandhu failed to captialise on a good start in the men's trap event of the shooting competitions.

punjab Updated: Aug 07, 2012 23:26 IST
Gaurav Sagar Bhaskar

The dismal performance of all four local athletes in the Indian Olympics contingent in London has disappointed sports fans here.


On Monday, Manavjit Singh Sandhu failed to captialise on a good start in the men's trap event of the shooting competitions. He was the last hope. Three Ferozepur players (ace shooters Ronjon Sodhi in double trap shooting; Gurbaj Singh in hockey; and Manjeet Singh in rowing) had been knocked out before the marksman from Khera village.

The hockey team of Gurbaj Singh of Malsiyan village lost all four group matches. "It can't sink any further," said Gagan Ajit Singh, former Indian captain. "The team management and selectors should resign on moral grounds for an embarrassing performance of the national team on the biggest platform."

District sports officer Sunil Sharma had high hopes from shotgun specialist and world championship winner Ronjon Sodhi. "It was a shock that he failed to secure a medal," said Sharma, Sodhi's former shooting coach.

Manjeet Singh, rower from Ise Panjgarai border village in Guru Har Sahai subdivision, 38km from Ferozepur, competed in the lightweight double scull event. He had won the broze medal in the Korean qualifying games in April before the Olympics. When it mattered, he failed to win a respectable position in the same event in England.