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    ...This was one short of the six India has won in 70 years since Independence. But put the swimmer’s four Olympics together, since Athens 2004, and he has 28 medals, including 23 gold. India has 23 medals in total since 1948. This comparison was cited often after India bagged a disappointing two medals in Rio, a slide since London 2012 when it won—by its standards, a record—six medals. The low numbers begin to numb after a point when seen in the context of India’s overall size and population (we have the lowest number of medals per capita). India has never played the football World Cup, has won a single individual gold medal at the Olympics and has had only a handful of people ranked No.1 in their sport. The country’s only worthwhile success has come in a sport played by a dozen nations. ...

    Live Mint on Aug. 21, 2017, 11:52 p.m.