New Delhi, 21st October 2018: Team India’s campaign at the 3rd Summer Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018 ended on all time high with thirteen medals; 3 Gold, 9 Silver and 1 Bronze; in sports including Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Hockey Men and Women 5s, Judo, Shooting, Weightlifting and Wrestling. Indian athletes also won three medals in International Mixed Events; 1 Gold and 2 Silver.
The Chief Guest Honourable Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Col.Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore congratulated the athletes on this exceptional medal haul at the Youth Olympic Games.
Dr. Narinder Dhruv Batra, President Indian Olympic Association said, “The Indian Olympic Association is extremely proud of all the medal winners for their excellent performance. These medalists have made the entire nation proud and the IOA is felicitating them with cash awards.The success in the Youth Olympic Games is good sign that National Sports Federations are on the right path of preparations for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.”
Congratulating the athletes, Mr. Rajeev Mehta, Secretary General, Indian Olympic Association said, “The young athletes have all presented their best performance during the Games. IOA is proud of all of them. From just two medals in the previous edition to thirteen medals within four years, the progress is definitely remarkable. He also applauded the efforts of the coaches, Federation officials, MYAS and SAI, whose collective work made this historic success possible. He made a special mention of the Chef de Mission Mr. Gurudatta D. Bhakta’s service during the Games.” Mr. Mehta also added “IOA would be extending support to the
Youth Olympic Games medallists in their preparation for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.”
The partners of Indian Olympic Association Edelweiss Financial Services, Raymond Ltd., Li Ning, Nippon and Borosil also expressed their wishes and congratulatory messages for medallists of Team India.