I Can Focus On Training Without Any Worry: CWG Gold Medallist Sreeja Akula

Sreeja Akula, who recently won the Gold Medal in the Mixed-Doubles Table Tennis event at the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham, was felicitated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his residence in New Delhi on last Saturday. The 24-year-old Sreeja won the coveted Gold Medal along with her partner Sharath Kamal at the quadrennial event and they became the first Indian pair to win gold in the Mixed Doubles in Commonwealth Games history. Sreeja was among the 31 athletes making their Commonwealth Games debut who went on to win a medal for India.

Speaking about being felicitated at the grand event in New Delhi, Sreeja described it as a moment she would never forget. “It was an honour for me to meet with PM Modi and to hear his inspiring words. Being felicitated by him is one moment I will cherish forever. I am grateful for such a warm welcome and it gives me the motivation to continue the hard work,” she said.

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