Prime Minister Modi Applauds Athletes for Record-Setting Performance at Overseas Asian Athletics Championships
Nadia Farooq

After competing at the 25th Asian Athletics Championships in Bangkok, Thailand from July 12-16, the Indian team came home with a total of 27 medals, the most by the team on foreign territory in this competition. Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked the squad on Monday, July 17 in New Delhi.

Prime Minister Modi sent a Twitter message praising the athletes. The Indian team in the 25th Asian Athletics Championship in 2023 was fantastic. The 27 medals earned by our athletes were the most ever for a Championships edition held outside of their home country. I’d want to congratulate our sports teams on their success. Our pride is at an all-time high,” PM Modi tweeted.



India came in third position overall, winning a total of 27 medals (6 gold, 12 silver, and 9 bronze). Japan won the most medals overall with 37.

Winners of medals for India:

-Swapna Barman (Heptathlon, Silver), Priyanka Goswami (Women’s 20km Race Walk, Silver), Chanda (Women’s 800m, Silver), Parul Chaudhary (Women’s 800m, Silver), and Shaili Singh (Women’s long jump, Silver).

(5000m), Krishan Kumar (800m), Abha Khatua (shot put), DP Manu (javelin throw), Jyothi Yarraji (200m), Amoj Jacob (400m), Muhammed Ajmal (400m), Mijo Chacko Kurian (400m), and Rajesh Ramesh (400m) for the men’s 4x400m relay, and Rajesh Ramesh (400m).

Bronze medalists in their respective events: Abhishek Pal (Men’s 10000m), Aishwarya Mishra (Women’s 400m), Tejaswin Shankar (Men’s decathlon), Santhosh Kumar (Men’s 400m hurdles), Vikash Singh (Men’s 20km Race Walk), Ankita (Women’s 5000m), Manpreet Kaur (Women’s 5000m

(women’s shot put), Gulveer Singh (men’s 5000m), Rezoana Mallick Heena (women’s 4x400m relay), Aishwarya Mishra (women’s 200m), Jyothika Sri Dandi (women’s 200m), and Subha Venkatesan (women’s long jump).



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