New Delhi: The biopic on him may be running as fast at the box office as he would in his heydays but India's legendary athlete Milkha Singh is far from being pleased with the lack of success at the Olympics and urged that coaches be appointed on contract basis with set targets.
"We should look for coaches who can give us results, we must appoint them on contract basis and give them targets," said Milkha.
The 'Flying Sikh' seems to be on a high ever since the film on him, 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' set the cash registers across the country ringing. But as discussions turn to the India's future in sports, the 77-year-old gets all serious.
"We need players who can win medals for India in Olympics. One Usain Bolt has made Jamaica famous worldwide. Why has there been no Milkha Singh since 1960. Why, in a country of billion, there has been no PT Usha. In Olympics athletics is the number one sport," Milkha said on the sidelines of a programme where Sports Mentor launched its national level school championship to unearth sporting talent.
Sports Mentor, an organisation providing scientific Sports Education programme for school children in India, has tied up with the Association of Schools for Indian School Certificate (ASICS) for a five-year period and the first edition of the Games would kick off in Bangalore on July 19 with the national finals to be held in eight locations in November.


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