New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today congratulated the hockey team and women athletes who won gold medals in Incheon Asian Games, saying the winners have made India very proud.
“Very good day for India at the Asian Games,” he tweeted. “Congrats to our Hockey Team & congrats to our women athletes for the Gold in 4x400 metres relay,” he added in another tweet.
India defeated Pakistan 4-2 to bag the gold medal in the Asian Games men's hockey after a gap of 16 years and also sealed a direct entry into the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Indian women also bagged gold in 4x400 relay race.
“I have been closely following India's progress at the Asian Games & I congratulate every medal winner. You make India very proud,” the Prime Minister said. India added five medals today to jump to the ninth position in the overall standings in the 17th Asian Games with a total haul of 55 -- 9 gold, 9 silver and 37 bronze.