India’s Asian Games campaign concludes with historic records

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Asian Games-2023

PM Modi interacts with Indian Athletes who participated in Asian Games

This time India started the 19th Asian Games campaign in Hangzhou with a slogan, “Is baar sau paar” or this time we will cross 100 and as per the target the Indian contingent successfully breached the target and won 107 medals, including 28 gold, 38 silver and 41 bronze. This is the best-ever performance of the Indian contingent and a big jump from its previous best of 70 in the 2018 Jakarta Asian Games. From shooting to canoeing, Indian athletes won medals in overall 22 disciplines.

Noteworthy, the first edition of the Asian Games was held in 1951, and this year it was the 19th edition of the quadrennial event. If we talk about India, the nation has won 779 medals in these 19 editions. The last time in the 2018 Asian Games India also registered a record-breaking performance with 70 medals, with a contingent of 570 athletes, this time India sent a strong group of 655 athletes. Out of these 107 medals, 55 medals were won in individual events and 52 medals were won in team events.

Entire country overjoyed for outstanding performance of our athletes : PM

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi addressed the contingent of Indian athletes who participated in the Asian Games 2022 at Major Dhyan Chand Stadium in New Delhi on October 10, 2023. He also interacted with the athletes. The programme is an endeavour by the Prime Minister to congratulate the athletes for their outstanding achievement at the Asian Games 2022 and to motivate them for future competitions. The program was attended by the athletes of the Indian contingent for the Asian Games, their coaches and officials.

Addressing the contingent, the Prime Minister welcomed them on behalf of every citizen and congratulated them for their success. It is a pleasant coincidence, the Prime Minister recalled, that the inaugural edition of the Asian Games took place in this very stadium in 1951. The Prime Minister underlined that the courage and determination shown by the athletes have taken every nook and corner of the nation into a celebratory mood.

Noting the labour put behind to achieve the target of 100 plus medals, the Prime Minister emphasized that the entire nation is experiencing a feeling of pride. He also congratulated the coaches and trainers and praised the physios and officials for their contributions. The Prime Minister bowed before the parents of all athletes and highlighted the contributions and sacrifices made by the families, the PM said.
The PM said, “You have created history. Figures of this Asian Games are witness to India’s success. This is the best performance of India in the Asian Games to date. It is a matter of personal satisfaction that we are moving in the right direction.”

BJP National President Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda said, Our players showcased remarkable passion, skills, and dedication on their way to give India its best ever performance at these games. Their commitment to bring glory to the nation is exemplary. This historic achievement is the result of the unwavering support and guidance provided by PM Modi Ji to our sports sector over the past 9 years. Today, we are making rapid progress in strengthening our sports ecosystem, and our athletes are making a name for themselves on the world stage”.