Union Minister Kiren Rijiju who was once held the Sports portfolio is so ecstatic at the success of Indian sportspersons on international stage.
“Look at India i.e. Bharat in Medal Tally! As the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou comes to an end, India created history by winning a total of : 107 medals with 28 gold medals breaking the record 15 Gold and 70 total medals won in 2018 Jakarta Asian Games! I recall, in 1990 Beijing Asian Games, India won only 1 Gold medal in Kabaddi, in 1986 Seoul Asian Games we won 5 Gold, and out of which, 4 Gold medals were won by PT Usha alone. In the past also all the Athletes gave their best but required support system was missing”, he noted.
But then conveying his thanks to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi for launching “Khelo India” and supporting the athletes in every possible way, the Minister pointed out that India is emerging now as a great sporting power.
“Now, our athletes are confident & train very hard with full determination to win medals for the country. Congratulations to all the athletes on winning the Asian Games Medals and making our country proud!”, he added.
India stood fourth in the medal tally and many began celebrating that the nation crossed 100 in grabbing medals at the international sports tourney.