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PM hails Indian team's success at 2018 Commonwealth Games

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today said the Indian contingent's success in made every Indian proud and hoped it would motivate the young to pursue as well as create awareness on the importance of fitness.

also tweeted to congratulate the Indian team for its third place in the Games, held in

"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," tweeted.

He added that athletes who represented at the Games inspire people.

"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," he said.

The hoped India's success at the Games motivated more youngsters to pursue and create awareness on the importance of fitness in everybody's lives.

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

Gandhi also took to the to congratulate the team.

"Congratulations Team on your 3rd place finish at 2018 with 26 Gold Medals. You've made us all very proud," he said.

With 26 gold, 20 silver and as many bronze medals, stood third in the Games which concluded today, two notches above its position in the last Games in

At the 2010 Games in New Delhi, India won 101 medal, including 38 golds, while at the 2002 Manchester Games, India had a total of 69 medal, of which 30 were gold.

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First Published: Sun, April 15 2018. 18:15 IST