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State aims to win 12 medals in 2016 Olympics: Hooda

chandigarh Updated: Aug 18, 2012 23:32 IST
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Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Saturday 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, Hooda said players deserved a credit for their grand performance in the Olympics.

The players who were honoured were 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, besides other players, who had taken part in London Olympics.

Hooda said Haryana's population was about 2% as compared to the country's total population, but there were 18 players from Haryana in the Indian team of 81 players.

Hooda said in 2004 Olympics, Haryana players won no medal, in 2008, they won three medals and in 2012, they had won four medals and now for 2016 Olympics, the target for Haryana players had been fixed at 12 medals.