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India on right path to become sporting powerhouse, says IOA Chief

IANS  |  New Delhi 

After the Indian contingent finished third in the medals tally at the just concluded 21st (CWG), an elated (IOA) Narinder Dhruv on Monday said the nation is on the right path to become a sporting powerhouse.

With a total of 66 medals, which included a grand haul of 26 Gold medals, 20 Silver and 20 Bronze at the Games, the Indian contingent surpassed the tally of 64 with 15 golds, achieved at the last edition of the quadrennial event at in 2014.

Congratulating the athletes, said: "On behalf of the IOA, I would like to congratulate each and every who participated in the and brought glory to the country."

"Their hard work has paid rich dividends and I can proudly say that we as a nation are on the right path to becoming a sporting powerhouse," the IOA opined.

Significantly, the 2018 also became India's third best outing ever in the event's history. Over the entire stretch of the event at the Gold Coast, Indian athletes shattered 11 records.

"I wish all the athletes the very best in this Olympic cycle and hope they continue to improve upon their performance in the lead up to and the 2020 Olympic Games," concluded.



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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 15:16 IST