Haryana aims to win 12 medals for India in 2016 Olympics:Hooda
Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today said the state had fixed a target to win 12 medals for the country in 2016 Olympics.
Felicitating the four Olympic medal winners of Haryana at his New Delhi residence, Mr Hooda said that the hard work of players deserved the credit for their grand performance in the Olympics.
The players, who called on Mr Hooda included Silver medal winner in wrestling Sushil Kumar, Bronze medal winner in Badminton Saina Nehwal, Bronze medal winner in Shooting Gagan Narang, Bronze medal winner in wrestling Yogeshwar Dutt, athlete Krishna Punia, shooter Annuraj Singh, Judo player Garima, Boxers Manoj Kumar, Sumit Sangwan and Jai Bhagwan.
Mr Hooda said that Haryana's constituted about two per cent as compared to the country's total population but there were 18 players from Haryana in the Indian team of 81 players, which was a big achievement.
He said that in 2004 Olympics, Haryana players won no medal, in 2008 it won three medals and in 2012 it had won four medals and now for 2016 Olympics, the target for Haryana players had been fixed at 12 medals.