CWG 2018: PM Narendra Modi To Abhinav Bindra, How They Wished The Indian Contingent

The Indian contingent grabbed 64 medals in the last Commonwealth Games held at Glasgow in 2014

Commonwealth Games or Gold Coast 2018 have officially begun and the opening ceremony was no less than a spectacle. For India, the games got off to a nightmarish start as needles and syringes were found outside the hotel rooms of Indian athletes, resulting in a probe. But things got sorted as they were let-off with a mild warning. The Indian contingent comprises of around 200 athletes.

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There are a lot of expectations from the Indian contingent who managed to win 64 medals in the last Commonwealth Games held at Glasgow in 2014. This time, with a contingent of over 200 athletes, India aims to cross the 100 mark. India’s biggest medal hopes at the Gold Coast are PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal, The Men’s Hockey team, Mary Kom and the wrestlers.

Here is how the world wished Indian contingent the very best ahead of the games:

Former gold medalist at the Olympics—Abhinav Bindra—seemed a bit worried about the SyringeGate controversy surrounding the Indian team. Overlooking the controversy, he still wished them all the best.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was also not far behind when it came to wishing the contingent for the games.

Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore also wished the contingent the very best and wished the athletes would return with lots of gold.

And here is how the fans reacted:

This is India’s schedule for Day 1 at the Games.

There are high expectations from the Indian contingent and many hope for them to deliver. The games will be played between April 4-15, 2018.

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