Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday expressed delight over Indian Army Havildar Achinta Sheuli winning the Gold at Commonwealth Games in Birmingham and said that the athlete worked hard for the special achievement.
“Delighted that the talented Achinta Sheuli has won a Gold Medal at the Commonwealth Games. He is known for his calm nature and tenacity. He has worked very hard for this special achievement. My best wishes to him for his future endeavours,” the Prime Minister wrote on Twitter.
He also shared a video clip of his interaction with Sheuli prior to the departure of the Indian contingent for Commonwealth Games in which the athlete was heard saying he practices yoga daily.
“Before our contingent left for the Commonwealth Games, I had interacted with Achinta Sheuli. We had discussed the support he received from his mother and brother. I also hope he gets time to watch a film now that a medal has been won,” the Prime Minister added.
India won it’s third gold in weightlifting with Achinta Sheuli winning in Men’s 73kg finals. He lifted a total of 313 kg.
Indian Army too congratulated the athlete for winning gold medal for the country.
Out of the three gold medals at the Commonwealth Games by now, two medal winners are from the Indian Army.