Hamirpur (HP): Union Minister of Sports and Information-cum-Broadcasting Anurag Thakur has congratulated Shaili Singh for winning Silver in the World Athletics under-20 Championships in Nairobi on Sunday.
Thakur told media on Monday that the manner in which Singh won the medal was fantastic and that she has earned a name and fame for herself and the nation.
This was India’s third medal of the event after Amit Khatri’s silver in men’s 10,000m race walk and the bronze medal in 4x400m mixed relay. It is also India’s first-ever long jump medal in the World Athletics U20 Championships.
Indian players, the Minister said, were performing well and they would be rewarded by the government for their feat.