Sports Minister Anurag Thakur on Monday exuded confidence that the ever-improving Indian athletes will do “exceptionally well” in the upcoming Asian Games to be held in Hangzhou, China, from September 23 to October 8.
India will be represented by 634 athletes, the largest-ever contingent from the country, in the history of the Asian Games.
“For the past few years, India has done exceptionally well in all sports. Today, our sportspersons are bringing laurels to India on the world stage. I have full faith that India will do exceptionally well in the medal tally in the upcoming Asian Games also,” Thakur said at the National Institute of Sports here.
Thakur met the Asian Games-bound athletes and coaches and discussed with them their preparations for the mega event.
During the tour, Thakur also inaugurated several sports development projects at the NIS, Patiala built for Rs 13 crore.
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