The prime minister of India, Narendra Modi, praised the courageous performance of the Indian delegation, which brought back 61 medals from the Commonwealth Games, on Saturday. “The golden era of Indian sports is knocking on the doors,” he remarked.
To thank the players here, Modi on Saturday welcomed the Indian team to his house.
In Birmingham, the Indian competitors put up a spectacular performance, winning 61 medals, including 22 gold, 16 silver, and 23 bronze.
“Since our athletes were in a close race for first place, the true evaluation of this performance cannot be based solely on the number of medals. We will make that up, I am confident of that, even though there may have been a difference of 1 second or 1 centimetre “During his speech, Modi remarked.
“The golden era of Indian sports is knocking on the doors, but it is just the beginning, and we are not going to just sit quietly.” “It is our duty to create a sporting system that is the best in the world, one that is inclusive, diverse, and dynamic. They shouldn’t be excluded because they are all assets.”
While India put on a dominant performance in weightlifting, badminton, and wrestling, the competitors also did well in judo, lawn bowl, and athletics, winning India’s first-ever medal at the Games. “We have not only strengthened the sports in which we have excelled but also made a name for ourselves in brand-new sports. In hockey, we’re attempting to reclaim our legacy “Added Modi.
“Since the last competition, we have won medals in four brand-new sports, from lawn bowling to athletics. The interest of youth in new sports will rise as a result of this performance. We need to get better at the new sports.” The Indian team also placed second in the inaugural women’s T20 cricket competition at the CWG.
“India has performed brilliantly in cricket under Harmanpreet’s direction. All players have performed admirably, but no one has found a way to counter Renuka’s swing bowling. Being the best wicket taker among the greats is no easy achievement.”
Modi added that the athletes’ accomplishments fell on the same day as India’s celebration of its 75th anniversary of independence.
The majority of the CWG-returned athletes, including the wrestlers, weightlifters, boxers, shuttlers, and table tennis players, attended the felicitation session.
Modi also offered his congratulations to the chess players who participated in the Olympiad.