Indian officials under fire for Rio flop

Indian officials under fire for Rio flop
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NEW DELHI (APP) - As Olympic under-achievers India head home from Rio having failed to win a gold medal , its gate-crashing, selfie-taking officials have been accused of failing to help its athletes taste success.

A string of below-par performances saw India win just two medals at the Games, fewer than the six clinched during their best-ever performance in London four years earlier.

Badminton champion P.V. Sindhu's silver towards the end of the Rio Games sparked an outpouring of national pride and celebrations, along with wrestler Sakshi Malik 's bronze.

But reports during the competition of Indian officials seemingly living it up in Rio, while athletes struggled to make it through qualifying, sparked anger back home and raised questions about the commitment of those in charge.

"Officials do not have the welfare of the athletes on their mind. All they are bothered about is having a good time," Aslam Sher Khan , India's former hockey Olympian told .

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