China has made a great wall around Guangzhouto not to allow any other nation fly with Golds from Asian games. The remaining task for the hosts is to break their own records in Games. It has already crossed the Doha rounds and now the eyes are set on 187-gold record of Beijing in 1990.
While the multi sports event moves to a grand closing on Sunday, the Asian superpower has pushed the rivals far behind. South Korea on the second spot is still trailing with more than 100 medals behind China. Japan keeps its power in sports ensuring the third spot while India struggles to emerge as a sporting nation at eighth on the medal table.
Throughout the 18 days of the Games China has been stunning the world with spectacular sports and unique organizing performance. The booming power of the world displays its potency to lead the largest population of the world with a growing economy and human resource. Many of the world powers had raised eye brows when china showcased its mighty and power in hand in the Beijing Olympics.
Still, the country faces crucial criticism within and outside over its must- to – win policy in sports. The press and online media have raised the concern that China never put its eyes on the mass who hardly participate in the mega events. As well as the galleries in Guangzhouto looked empty, majority of the medal winners never represent the fraternity of the nation.
Critics call for ending the race for medals and kick off the efforts to popularize the sports among the mass. As of now China adopts the maxim that helps only those can ensure a medal most probably Gold for the country. China never tries to go for an experiment with emerging players or career seekers. But, skeptics know that China never turns their eras to critics which make them different ever.
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