C'wealth Games: PM Modi leads India's medals tally praise

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Tejaswani Shankar after he became the first Indian to win a high jump medal in Commonwealth Games.

Prime Minister lauded Tejaswin Shankar and said he created "history". "Tejaswin Shankar creates history. He wins our first high jump medal in the CWG. Congratulations to him for winning the Bronze medal. Proud of his efforts. Best wishes for his future endeavours. May he keep attaining success. @TejaswinShankar," PM tweeted.

The 23-year-old won the nation's first athletics medal in the men's high jump event at the C'wealth Games 2022 in Birmingham.

PM Modi also congratulated weightlifter Gurdeep Singh after he clinched a bronze medal in the men's 109-plus kg final at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

"Hard work and dedication lead to outstanding outcomes...this is what Gurdeep Singh has shown by winning the Bronze medal in weightlifting at the CWG. He has furthered the spirit of joy among our citizens.

Congratulations and best wishes to him," PM Modi said in a tweet. On August 3, Gurdeep Singh bagged the bronze medal in the men's 109-plus kg final at the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2022 with a combined weight of 390kg.

In the Clean and Jerk category, Gurdeep gave a sensational performance as he lifted 207kg in the first attempt.

The Indian contingent added five medals on Day 6, one silver and four bronze, taking their total to 18 (5 gold, 6 silver and 7 bronze).

Indian Judoka Tulika Maan clinched the silver medal in the women's 78 Kg category after facing a defeat against Scotland's Sarah Adlington. It was India's third medal in Judo.

Ace India squash star Saurav Ghosal delivered a stunning performance against England's James Willstrop to defeat him 11-6, 11-1, 11-4 as India win its first bronze in squash singles at Commonwealth Games.

(ANI)

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