Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosts and interacts with the Indian delegation on Saturday (today), following their best-ever performance at the Deaflympics 2021, where they won 16 medals, including eight gold.

Following this, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sent a tweet “At 9:30 a.m., I’m looking forward to meeting India’s delegation at the Deaflympics. The entire contingent has made history and put a smile on every Indian’s face.”

The Deaflympics 2021 were held at the Festa da Uva Main Pavilion in Caxias do Sul, Brazil. Around 2,100 athletes from 72 countries competed in the quadrennial event, which began on May 1 and ended on May 15.

India sent 65 athletes to compete in 11 sports and won 16 medals, including eight gold, one silver, and seven bronze. This was the country’s highest showing at the Deaflympics.

India’s previous best was seven medals at the 1993 Sofia Olympics, with five gold and two bronze.