Prime Minister Modi Celebrates India’s Historic 100-Medal Milestone at Asian Games 2023
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his excitement and congratulated Indian athletes as the country’s total medal count at the 19th Asian Games 2023 crossed a remarkable milestone of 100 medals. The Indian women’s kabaddi team clinched a gold medal by defeating Chinese Taipei, contributing to this historic achievement.
In a Twitter post, Prime Minister Modi described this accomplishment as a “momentous achievement for India” and shared the joy of the Indian people. In his statement, Prime Minister Modi expressed, “The citizens of India are filled with joy as we have achieved an extraordinary milestone of securing 100 medals.”
Prime Minister Modi extended his heartfelt congratulations to the athletes, acknowledging their incredible performances that have made history and filled the hearts of Indians with pride. He celebrated their dedication and hard work that led to this significant milestone.
Prime Minister Modi also expressed his eagerness to host the Asian Games contingent and interact with the athletes, demonstrating his support and encouragement for the Indian sports community. Prime Minister Modi expressed his anticipation, stating, “I am eagerly awaiting the opportunity to welcome our Asian Games delegation on the 10th and engage with our talented athletes.”
As of the momentous occasion, India’s medal tally included 25 gold medals, 35 silver medals, and 40 bronze medals, showcasing the country’s prowess in various sports disciplines.
India’s achievements in the Asian Games encompassed victories in wrestling, archery (recurve), hockey, sepaktakraw, and bridge. Medals were also secured by the men’s cricket and both kabaddi teams, with the official stamp of approval coming on Saturday.
India started the day with a count of 95 medals and achieved the milestone with the addition of five assured medals – four in archery and one in kabaddi. This accomplishment surpassed their previous best of 70 medals at the last edition of the Asian Games held in Jakarta in 2018, marking significant progress and growth in India’s sporting endeavors.
The Indian Air Force also joined in celebrating this achievement, recognizing the athletes’ exceptional performance. They wrote, “They did it! #AbKiBaar100Paar,” in a post. The personnel of the Indian contingent who have all made the #Nation proud deserve congratulations from the CAS Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari and all #AirWarriors. This remarkable medal count at the #AsianGames underscores our dedication and outstanding performance in the realm of sports.
This historic milestone is only the second time India has exceeded 100 medals in any of the three major international sporting events – the Olympics, Commonwealth Games, and Asian Games. The previous occasion was during the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi when India won 101 medals. However, it is anticipated that India will comfortably surpass this mark as more medals are guaranteed to be added throughout the day.
Prime Minister Modi’s support and admiration for the achievements of Indian athletes at the Asian Games 2023 highlight the significance of sports in uniting the nation and inspiring future generations to excel in various fields of competition. This historic milestone serves as a testament to India’s growing prominence on the international sporting stage, fostering a sense of pride and enthusiasm among its citizens.