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Rly athletes win 10 out of 26 golds


Mumbai : Indian Railways on Sunday said that it was a matter of pride that 40 per cent of gold medals for India, 10 out of 26 in the recently concluded Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, were won by Railway athletes.

The Indian contingent, with 66 medals in all, turned in its finest performance ever at the CWG games standing third in the medals tally.

Railway officials today said that the results convincingly proved the public transporter’s sports motto “Think Sports, Think Railways”.

“It is a matter of great pride that forming 25 per cent of the Indian contingent, Railway Sports Promotion Board (RSPB) athletes clinched 40 per cent of the total golds won by India. Railway athletes won 10 Golds, one Silver and four Bronze medals in the CWG games,” Rekha Yadav, Executive Director, and RSPB Secretary, said in a statement.

The RSPB, this year, will be celebrating 90 years of its inception, said officials.

She said that 49 athletes from RSPB participated in the CWG 2018 Games in disciplines like weightlifting, wrestling, hockey, athletics, basketball and gymnastics.

“Almost the entire women’s hockey team comprised Railway girls,” she said.