Srinagar: On the occasion of Countries 76th Independence Day from Red Fort, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged the people to support and promote sports and praised India’s ‘stellar’ performance in the recently concluded Commonwealth Games 2022.
“Our stellar performances at international sporting events are an example of India’s shining talent. We need to promote and support such talent,” PM Modi said.
In the Commonwealth Games 2022, India finished 4th in the medal tally winning a total of 61 medals at the CWG 2022, including 22 gold medals, 16 Silver and 23 Bronze medals.
“Achieving 61 medals this time around holds a lot of significance since the shooting, which is India’s most successful discipline historically with 135 medals, was not included in the games this time. The numbers could have been way higher had it been included,” Modi said.
“The Indian contingent also saw some first-time medals like in lawn bowls and cricket. Notably, the women’s cricket team was sent as a part of the contingent. India lost to Australia by a narrow margin of nine runs in a thrilling final,” PM said.
“India dominated contact and strength-based sports of weightlifting, wrestling and boxing. The country’s contingent won 12 medals in wrestling, its most successful sport in the 2022 edition of the multi-sport event. India captured medals in every category in which its stars wrestled. This includes six gold medals as well by Bajrang Punia, Ravi Dahiya, Deepak Punia, Sakshi Malik, Vinesh Phogat and Naveen,” PM said while further talking about sports.