CWG 2022: PM Narendra Modi Hosts Indian Commonwealth Contingent at his Residence

CWG 2022 PM Narendra Modi Hosts Indian Commonwealth Contingent at his Residence

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosted Commonwealth Games athletes representing India. He congratulated them for an exceptional performance at the CWG 2022. India came fourth in the total medal tally and gold medal winners. Weightlifting and Wrestling was the leading medal-winning sport for India.

Weightlifter Sanket Sagar won the first medal for India, grabbing silver. Weightlifting icon Mirabai Chanu won the first gold medal at the Birmingham Games. PV Sindhu and Manpreet Singh were the flag bearers for India in the Opening Ceremony. The Indian Women’s Cricket team gained a silver medal and so did the Men’s Hockey team

India won their first-ever gold in lawn bowling and clinched gold in table- tennis. India wrapped up the Commonwealth Games 2022 with 61 medals, 22 gold, 16 silver, and 23 bronze. Wrestling topped the medal chart with 12 medals followed by Weightlifting with 10. Prime Minister addressed, “I am happy that all of you have taken time out of your schedule to come to meet me at my residence as members of the family. I, just like all other Indians, feel proud to be talking to you. I welcome you all.”

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“This is just the beginning for our Yuva Shakti…the Golden age of Indian sports has just begun! In the past few weeks, the nation recorded two major achievements in the field of sports. Besides historic performances in CWG, for the first time country hosted Chess Olympiad.”

“Before commencement of #CommonwealthGames, I had told you and promised you in a way that when you come back we’ll celebrate ‘Vijayotsav’ together. I was confident that you’ll come back victorious, I had also thought of meeting you even if I would be busy and celebrate Vijayotsav” PM Modi said during an interaction with the contingents present at his residence.

CWG 2022: PM Narendra Modi Hosts Indian Commonwealth Contingent at his Residence

“Compared to last time, this time we paved our way to victory in 4 new sports. There was an unprecedented performance-from Lawn Balls to Athletics. With this, the interest of youth in new sports will increase. We have to further improve our performance in these new sports.” 

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Also Read: Commonwealth Games 2022: India Updated Medal List from Day 8, India Ranks Fifth in the Most Medals Rank

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