You need your friends more at the time of disappointments than at victories. So, no fair weather friends.
Here a competitor from Maharashtra is seen consoling a co-competitor after an unexpected elimination. at the National Roller Skating Competition, Besant Nagar.
Rudyard Kipling’s poem,”If…” and its lines emblazoned at Wimbledon entrance come to mind:
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
For a National Level event, it did not attract much media coverage as far as I know. A search on the web showed the venue of the competition as Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium. Was it a last-minute switch to Besant Nagar due to bureaucratic bungling?