On Saturday, the Indian contingent that represented the country in the recently concluded Commonwealth Games met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his residence. The Indian contingent finished the mega event with 61 medals, including 22 gold. Gold medalists included PV Sindhu, Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat, and Lakshya Sen.
On Saturday, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) released photos of the delegation preparing to meet PM Modi at his home.
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PM Modi said while interacting with athletes: “I am grateful that you all took time out of your busy schedules to come to my house and greet me as family members. I, like all other Indians, am honoured to be speaking with you. Everyone is welcome. Our Yuva Shakti is just getting started…the Golden Age of Indian Sports has just begun! In the last few weeks, the country has made two significant achievements in the field of sports. Aside from a historic performance in the CWG, the country hosted the Chess Olympiad for the first time “He continued.
“The country not only successfully hosted the (Chess Olympiad), but also gave its best performance in the sport, continuing its rich tradition. I also want to congratulate all of the players who competed and won medals at the Chess Olympiad “PM Modi continued.
The Indian women’s cricket team won a silver medal after losing to Australia in the gold medal match led by Harmanpreet Kaur.
After defeating New Zealand, the women’s hockey team took bronze, while the men’s hockey team took silver.
India finished fourth in the medal tally at the Commonwealth Games, with 22 gold, 15 silver, and 23 bronze medals for a total of 61 medals.
India finished with the fifth-best performance in Commonwealth Games history, with a total of 101 medals when the games were held at home in 2010.
Achieving 61 medals this time around is significant because shooting, India’s most successful discipline historically with 135 medals, was not included in the games.