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India Celebrates Historic Achievement at 19th Asian Games with 100 Medals

In a momentous achievement, the Indian women’s kabaddi team secured a gold medal by defeating Chinese Taipei at the 19th Asian Games in 2023. This victory propelled India’s total medal tally beyond the historic milestone of 100 medals, marking a significant milestone in the nation’s sporting history. Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrated this achievement, expressing his delight and extending congratulations to the athletes.

Prime Minister’s Narendra Twitted

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to acknowledge the significance of this achievement, stating, “The people of India are thrilled that we have reached a remarkable milestone of 100 medals.” He applauded the extraordinary performances of the athletes, recognizing their efforts in making history and instilling pride in the hearts of the nation.

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Modi also expressed his eagerness to host the Asian Games contingent and interact with the athletes, emphasizing the importance of engaging with the sporting heroes who have brought honor to India.

Impressive Medal Haul

India’s medal tally at the 19th Asian Games includes an impressive collection of 25 gold medals, 35 silver medals, and 40 bronze medals. These medals have been earned across various sports disciplines, including wrestling, archery (recurve), hockey, sepaktakraw, and bridge.

Starting the day with a medal count of 95, India secured five assured medals, including four in archery and one in kabaddi. This achievement officially pushed India’s total medal count beyond 100, surpassing the previous record of 70 medals achieved at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta by a significant margin.

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Praise from the Indian Air Force:

The Indian Air Force also joined in congratulating the athletes, recognizing their remarkable efforts. They acknowledged that this unprecedented medal tally in the Asian Games speaks volumes about India’s dedication and excellence in the field of sports.

Historic Milestone:

This achievement marks only the second time that India has secured over 100 medals in any of the three major international sporting events, including the Olympics, Commonwealth Games, and Asian Games. The previous instance was at the 2010 Commonwealth Games held in New Delhi, where India won 101 medals.

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