PM meets 60 Indian athletes headed for Rio Olympics

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met over 60 athletes who are part of India’s contingent at the Rio Olympic Games. Former Olympians, including boxer MC Mary Kom, India's lone athletics World Championship medal winner Anju Bobby George and chief national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand, were present at the gathering. The PM met each athlete individually, besides interacting informally with the athletes. He encouraged the athletes to perform to the best of their ability in the world’s biggest sporting arena. More than 100 Indian athletes from 13 different disciplines have qualified for the Rio Olympics. Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Jitendra Singh was also present on the occasion, an official release here said.

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