Priyanka Goswami won silver medal in womens 10,000 meter hurdles at the forthcoming Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham . Goswami was congratulated on her silver victory by Prime Minister Narendra Modi .
Birmingham, United Kingdom, August 6: President Droupadi Murmu congratulated athlete Priyanka Goswami for winning the silver medal in the women's 10,000 meter hurdles at the forthcoming Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham on Saturday.After finishing in second place in the final of the womens 10,000 meter race walk at the upcoming Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham on Saturday, Priyanka Goswami claimed a silver medal for the country.You have opened a new chapter of accomplishments by becoming the first Indian woman to win a gold medal in race walking.Your achievement will inspire millions, particularly our girls, tweeted Murmu.For winning the Silver medal, congratulations to Priyanka Goswami, the national race walking champion.She has encouraged more young people in India to pursue this sport with this award.May she continue to reach new heights of success in the days to come, tweeted PM Modi.Anurag Thakur, the Union Sports Minister, praised the athlete for her feat. Priyanka, thank you for your service, she tweeted.She set a new personal record with 43:38 — the time for Priyankas' function.Since being in the first position at the time, she was always in contention for a medal.As she increased, she lost her lead, but by the finish, she was still strong enough to take second position. It's not just her personal best, but a new CWG record as well.Initialy, she was in third place.But by the time she climbed 5,000 meters, she took a lead and never looked back.Kenya's Emily Wamusyi Ngii took the bronze medal. Bhawna Jat, an Indian student, placed eighth in the 47:14.13 order, her best time.CWG 2022 started in Birmingham on July 28 and will continue until August 8.