Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge and former party chief Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday hailed the performance of Indian athletes at the Asian Games in Hangzhou, saying they have exhibited phenomenal talent.
In a post on X, Kharge said India has begun its Asian Games campaign with a remarkable medal haul.
"We are extremely proud of our incredible superstars, who have brought in several laurels to the nation, till now. Be it our terrific shooters from the 10m Air Rifle Men's Team - Rudrankksh Patil, Divyansh Panwar and Aishwary Pratap Tomar -- who won the gold or be our women's cricket team, who displayed exceptional dexterity by clinching a gold in their debut, our sportspersons have shown phenomenal talent," the Congress president said.
"Our rowing team and stars have displayed spectacular energy and created waves in the games. It is an extremely promising start. Both women's shooting team and men's team in the rapid-fire pistol events have demonstrated immense dedication and flair," he said.
"We are elated and emphatically happy about the outcomes, and congratulate each one of them, wishing them a bright future ahead. May we continue this outstanding accomplishments in days to come! Jai Hind," Kharge said.
In a Facebook post, Gandhi congratulated the Indian athletes for embarking on their journey at the 2023 Asian Games with a "phenomenal medal haul".
"An impeccable performance was delivered by our 10m Air Rifle Men's Team - Rudrankksh Patil, Divyansh Panwar, and Aishwary Pratap Tomar, who secured the coveted first gold for the country. Our women's cricket team, making their historic debut, also clinched a gold medal once again showing their dominance in this much loved sport," he said.
"Our rowing and shooting teams displayed remarkable determination, securing nine medals in total, including three silver and six bronze," he said.
"The entire nation is very proud of each one of you. May the spirit of these accomplishments continue to shine in the days ahead!" Gandhi said. PTI ASK ASK TIR TIR
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