PM Modi hails para-athletics team for “remarkable achievement” in world c’ships in Japan

New Delhi, May 27 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday hailed the Indian para-athletics team for its “remarkable achievement” at the just-concluded world championships in Kobe, Japan where the country produced its best-ever performance by winning 17 medals, including six gold.

With six gold, five silver and six bronze, India ended their campaign on Saturday at sixth spot in the medals tally, several notches above last edition’s 19th-place finish.

“I am delighted by the outstanding performance of our Indian Para-athletes at the World Para Athletics Championship. Rising from 34th to 6th rank in just seven years, they have delivered their best performance yet at the 2024 Championship, securing an impressive 17 medals!,” the PM wrote in a tweet.

“Compliments to our exceptional athletes and everyone working tirelessly behind the scenes for this remarkable achievement. Their dedication and perseverance are truly inspiring, showing the world what determination and hard work can achieve,” he added.

Simran Sharma (women’s 200m T12), Deepthi Jeevanji (women’s 400m T20), Sachin Khilari (men’s shot put F46), Sumit Antil (men’s javelin F64), Thangavelu Mariyappan (men’s high jump T63) and Ekta Bhyan (women’s club throw F51) were India’s gold medal winners.

India surpassed its earlier record medal haul of 10 medals (3 gold, 4 silver and 3 bronze) it had won in the 2023 edition in Paris.

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