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Commonwealth Games Indian Contingent Meets PM Narendra Modi At His Home


Commonwealth Games Indian Contingent Meets PM Narendra Modi At His Home

CWG Indian contingent meets PM Modi at his home© Twitter

The Indian contingent that represented the country in the recently-concluded Commonwealth Games contingent on Saturday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his residence. The Indian contingent ended the mega event with 61 medals to their kitty, including 22 gold. Stars like PV Sindhu, Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat and Lakshya Sen ended up winning the gold medal.

The official Twitter handle of Sports Authority of India (SAI) on Saturday put out pictures of the contingent getting ready to meet Prime Minister Modi at his home.

The Indian women’s cricket team had won a silver medal after the Harmanpreet Kaur-led side fell short in the gold medal match against Australia.

The women’s hockey team won bronze after defeating New Zealand while the men’s hockey team won silver.

India finished 4th in the medal tally with 22 Gold, 15 Silver and 23 Bronze medals and with a total of 61 medals at the Commonwealth Games.

India delivered its fifth-best performance of all time in their Commonwealth Games history, with their best being a total of 101 medals when the games were held at home in 2010.

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Achieving 61 medals this time around holds a lot of significance since shooting, which is India’s most successful discipline historically with 135 medals, was not included in the games this time.

(With ANI inputs)

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