PM Modi to host CWG winners, Nikhat Zareen may get autograph on gloves

Story by  ATV | Posted by  Nakul Shivani | Date 12-08-2022
File picture of PM Modi signing Nikhat Zareen's T-shirt
File picture of PM Modi signing Nikhat Zareen's T-shirt


New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will host all the medal winners of the Commonwealth 2022 games at his official residence at 11 am on Saturday.

From July 28 to August 8, nearly 200 Indian athletes competed for medals across 16 different sports at the games in Birmingham.

India wrapped up its campaign at fourth position on the medals tally with 61 medals (22 gold, 16 silver and 23 bronze).

Wrestling topped the medal chart with 12 medals including six gold while weightlifting accounted for 10 medals.

India delivered its fifth-best all-time performance in the Commonwealth Games history, with the best being a total of 101 medals when it hosted the games in 2010.

One of the major highlights of the mega event was the clinching of a gold medal by Nikhat Zareen in Boxing.

After winning the medal in the final of the women's 50kg Light Flyweight category, Zareen said she is excited to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and added that she will take his autograph on her boxing gloves.

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"I am very excited to meet Prime Minister Modi; I took a selfie with him last time and want a new one now. Last time, I took his autograph on my T-shirt, now I will take it on my boxing gloves," Nikhat Zareen had said after winning her final bout.