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5 Indian athletes who performed below expectations in 2017

While we have had many great performances, there have also been a few disappointments this year.

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Top 5 / Top 10 27 Dec 2017, 08:56 IST
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It has been was a great year for Indian sports in general. Athletes scaled great heights across all sports, ranging from cricket to badminton.

However, there were some athletes who performed a lot below what was expected of them. After performing exceptionally in 2016, these athletes could not live up to the expectations. Here is a look at 5 athletes who performed below their expectations in 2017.

#5 Sakshi Malik

Wrestling - Olympics: Day 12
Sakshi Malik in Rio 2016

After winning the bronze medal in the 2016 Rio Olympics, expectations from Sakshi Malik were sky high. At the Paris Wrestling World Championships, the onus lied on Sakshi Malik to clinch a medal for India.

To everyone's surprise, Malik crashed out in the first round itself, losing to Luisa Niemesch of Germany. The Olympic medallist's only success in 2017 came in the Asian Championships in New Delhi where she ended up winning the silver medal in the 60kg category.

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