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PM Modi felicitates CWG medallists

82   //    30 Apr 2018, 22:46 IST

New Delhi, Apr 30 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi today felicitated the medallists of the recently concluded Co mmonwealth Games in Gold Coast.

The athletes feted included boxer M C Mary Kom, wrestler Sushil Kumar and badminton stars Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu who won the gold and silver respectively in the women's singles at the Games.

Later, Modi posted congratulatory messages for all athletes present at the ceremony.

"What can one say about @WrestlerSushil, except be overjoyed by his success. He has been winning international medals for India since 2003 and 15 years later it is no different. His Gold Medal in Men's Freestyle 74kg will inspire generations of sportspersons," Modi wrote on Twitter referring to Sushil's feat.

For Mary Kom, he wrote: "Consistently excellent, @MangteC gives us reasons to be proud of her. We have a sitting Member of Parliament who is medal winner at the CWG! Congratulations, Mary Kom, for your Gold medal in boxing at the Commonwealth Games!"

Another star of the Games, Manika Batra, could not make it as she is currently competing at the World Table Tennis Championships in Sweden.

She had won as many as four medals in Gold Coast including two historic gold

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