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This One Tweet Captures Why India's Olympic Athletes Deserve Our Applause Despite A Lack Of Medals

They deserve better.

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Despite a disappointing medal tally at the Olympics so far, India's athletes have been giving it their all in Rio since the beginning.

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This tweet from Twitter user @Komal_Indian explains exactly why they deserve our kudos, even if their performances haven't translated into medals.

#Achievements of India at #Rio2016 so far ! No proper jerseys, No physio, sports minister embarrassing d nation !

Among the atrocities they've had to face include being sent to Rio with improper jerseys...

Being flown there in uncomfortable seats while officials and managers themselves flew business class...

Having to deal with a sports ministry that allegedly refused to pay for their physios and other necessary staff...

And, of course, the fact that they are being represented by a minister doing his best to embarrass India on the world stage.