South Asia, a poor player at the Olympics

India has won 26 medals in toto, Pakistan 10 but 4 countries -- Nepal, Maldives, Bhutan, and Bangladesh -- have still not won a single medal

The medal tally of all South Asian countries out together falls far short of China's, which has been one of the dominant players in Olympics.

The medal tally of all South Asian countries out together falls far short of China's, which has been one of the dominant players in Olympics. (WION)

Compared to South Asia's population size, the nations' performance at the Olympics and their share of medals has been low.

Compared to South Asia's population size, the nations' performance at the Olympics and their share of medals has been low. (WION)

Sri Lanka too has managed to open its account but four other countries in South Asia are yet to get their first Olympic medal.

Sri Lanka too has managed to open its account but four other countries in South Asia are yet to get their first Olympic medal. (WION)

While Pakistan's hockey team has made its mark, it is Korean martial arts Taekwondo which has brought Afghanistan medals.

While Pakistan's hockey team has made its mark, it is Korean martial arts Taekwondo which has brought Afghanistan medals. (WION)

India has won 26 medals in total, with it's highest victories in hockey. Recently, other sports too have grabbed a few medals.

India has won 26 medals in total, with it's highest victories in hockey. Recently, other sports too have grabbed a few medals. (WION)