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Modi hails India's performance at Gold Coast CWG

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Congratulating India's contingent at in Gold Coast, on Sunday said that the competitors will motivate more youngsters to pursue

finished the CWG with 26 gold, 20 silver and 20 bronze medals. This year's total of 66 medals is the third highest haul for in the history of the CWG.

In the medals table, is only behind (198 medals) and England (166 medals).

"India's contingent at has made every Indian extremely proud. All our sportspersons gave their best and played very well. I congratulate all those athletes who are bringing back medals," said in a statement.

"Every who represented India at inspires us. Their life stories illustrate the power of dedication and a never-say-die attitude that made them overcome countless hurdles to attain the heights of success they did at the CWG," the PM added.

India's best performance till date came at home during the 2010 Delhi Games, which produced a tally of 101 medals -- 38 gold, 27 silver and 36 bronze.

The second highest medals tally of 69 came in 2002 in Manchester: 30 gold along with 22 silver and 17 bronze.

"I hope India's success at 2018 Commonwealth Games motivates more youngsters to pursue and creates larger awareness on the importance of fitness in everyone's lives," he said.

"On our part, we in the Government are doing everything possible to strengthen the movement."



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First Published: Sun, April 15 2018. 20:50 IST