We haven’t won a gold since Abhinav Bindra’s back in 2008. India Inc. should take inspiration from the South Korean example and try tilting the glittery odds our way.
If Nobel laureate Amartya Sen took apart the ‘Arrow Impossibility’ of welfare economics, South Korea’s Olympic squad has shot an archery hypothesis with holes: One that held bow-and-arrow precision could not be perfected much more than it had already been down the ages. Its bag of Tokyo medals includes a sweep of archery golds, thanks partly to an industry-sports alliance. Tech advances assisted by Hyundai research and development resources played a key role in its performance.