PM Modi praises PV Sindhu and Neeraj Chopra for their recent performances


Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated commuter PV Sindhu and star javelin thrower and Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra on winning laurels for the country at the 2022 Singapore Open and 2022 World Championships in Athletics. While addressing the nation on the latest episode of Mann Ki Baat, Modi said, “Friends, be it the classroom or the playground, today our youth in all walks of life are making the pride of the country. This month, PV Sindhu won his first title at the Singapore Open. Neeraj Chopra also continued his excellent performance and won the silver medal for the country at the World Championships in Athletics. “

Earlier in July, Sindhu clinched her first Singapore Open 2022 title after defeating China’s Wang Zhiyi in the women’s singles final. Sindhu won the summit clash 21-9, 11-21, 21-15. Days later, Neeraj Chopra made the country proud once again by winning a silver medal at the 2022 World Championships in Athletics. He ended the country’s 19-year wait for a medal at the championships. by recording a distance of 88.13 meters in his fourth attempt in the men’s javelin throw final, which allowed him to secure the second position.

“At the Irish Para Badminton Internationals as well, our players enhanced the glory of the country by winning 11 medals. The Indian players also performed well at the World Cadet Wrestling Championships held in Rome. Our athlete Suraj has does wonders in Greece- He won the gold medal in wrestling in this event after a long hiatus of 32 years. For the players, this whole month has been action-packed,” Prime Minister Modi added. The 4 Nations International Para Badminton Tournament was held in Dublin, Ireland from July 11-17 this year. India had picked up 11 medals at the event, including two gold, four silver and five bronze.

Also at the Cadet World Wrestling Championships held in Rome, Suraj became India’s first U-17 Greco-Roman wrestling champion in 32 years, a feat previously accomplished by Pappu Yadav in 1990. The PM Modi also wished India’s Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games contingent good luck with the ongoing multi-sport event.

India had a great day 2 at the multi-sport event, with medals in weightlifting. Sanket Sargar (silver in the men’s 55kg final), Gururaja Poojary (bronze in the men’s 61kg final), Mirabai Chanu (gold in the women’s 49kg final) and Bindyarani Devi (silver in the women’s 55kg final ) were the medalists. India is currently in eighth position in the medal tally with four medals. The Prime Minister noted that the 44th Chess Olympiad is being hosted in India and expressed his joy that India is hosting the FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup in October, saying it will boost the enthusiasm of the girls of the country towards the sport.

The 44th Chess Olympiad kicked off in Chennai on July 28 and will run until August 10. Six Indian teams, including three in the women’s section, kicked off their campaigns on a bright note by recording comfortable victories on the opening day of the 44th Chess Olympiad in Mamallapuram, Chennai on Friday. (ANI)

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