Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday expressed delight as Indian para-athletes won their 100th medal at the ongoing Hangzhou Asian Para Games.
Modi hailed the athletes, coaches and their support system for what he described as “the historic feat”.
“100 medals at the Asian Para Games! A moment of unparalleled joy. This success is a result of the sheer talent, hard work, and determination of our athletes,” Modi in a statement said. “This remarkable milestone fills our hearts with immense pride. I extend my deepest appreciation and gratitude to our incredible athletes, coaches and the entire support system working with them.”
This is the first time that the Indian para-contingent has reached a remarkable total of 100 medals.
The performance of India’s para-athletes in the ongoing Asian Para Games surpasses the country’s previous best medal haul during the 2018 Para Games in Jakarta, where they secured a total of 72 medals (15 gold, 24 silver and 33 bronze).
Expressing happiness over India’s performance, Modi said these triumphs serve as an inspiration for the all.
“They serve as a reminder that nothing is impossible for our youth,” he said.