New Delhi: India’s lone medallist at World Athletics Championships Anju Bobby George, on Monday, said the country has no chance of winning a medal at the London Olympics track and field events.
Anju, who won a bronze in the women’s long jump in the 2003 World Championships in Paris, tipped discus throwers Vikas Gowda and Krishna Poonia as outside contenders for a podium finish.
“I don’t want to discourage the athletes but we don’t have any chance. None of the athletes have come close to an Olympic medal winning performance this year,” Anju said.
“Vikas Gowda and Krishna Poonia should reach the final round but they can win a medal only if they perform better than their personal best. Krishna has to throw beyond 65m if she wants a medal and Vikas 70m to get a medal,” said 35-year-old Anju.