World Athletics President Sebastian Coe deeply congratulated India for their success and inspiring performance in the 4x400m relay final at the U-20 World Athletic Championship tournament as they took home the bronze medal clinching the country’s fifth medal in the history of the tournament and also said the country is making great progress and is getting much better day by day.
The Indian quartet on Wednesday, with Bharath S, Priya Mohan, Summy and Kapil participating in the 4x400m relay final clocked a monumental 3:20:60 seconds to finish third in the event. The entire nation was proud of their performance as several athletes and many other sports athletes showered them with love and respect when they congratulated the Indian contingent for their effortless performance and their participation in the event which was conducted in Nairobi this year.
The former 64-year-old President was also seen talking to the Indian contingents alongside the medallists in an exclusive video. He officially said, “This is what you need at the start of the championship. Congratulations to your 4x400m mixed relay team, fantastic performance in the heats as well,”. He later added, “Such pleasure to meet, discuss athletics and congratulate the talented athletes from around the world. Our sport is in good hands with these promising and passionate next-generation athletes”. The former 2-time gold medallist in 1500m inspired the Indian contingent with his motivational words and wisdom.
Such a pleasure to meet, discuss athletics and congratulate the talented athletes from around the world @WAU20Nairobi21. Our sport is in good hands with these promising and passionate next generation athletes #WorldAthleticsU20 #homeofheroes #nairobi #india pic.twitter.com/tu8iHxRwEk
— Seb Coe (@sebcoe) August 18, 2021
Sebastian Coe was very proud of the entire team and he motivated them with his superior words of wisdom by saying “You had great triumphs in Tokyo. Now, this your moment to shine on the stage and then it’s your chance to go for the Olympics.” He also congratulated the entire Indian Contingent who had participated in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics earlier last month and also got a chance to interact with the medallist including Neeraj Chopra who bagged India’s first gold medal in Javelin Throw this year.