'What better?': Bhavani Devi tweets as PM Modi says chin up after match loss

You gave your best and that is all that counts: Modi

'What better?': Bhavani Devi tweets as PM Modi says chin up after match loss

Fencer Bhavani Devi safely landed in Tokyo and is leaving for Tokyo Olympics 2020 Games village. PTI Photo

Tribune News Service
New Delhi, July 26

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday lifted the spirits of the first Indian Olympic fencer Bhavani Devi after she lost a match to world number three Mannon Brunet.

“You gave your best and that is all that counts. Wins and losses are a part of life. India is very proud of your contributions. You are an inspiration for our citizens,” the PM tweeted on Devi’s post about her loss.

Devi wrote back thanking the PM and said, “When ur inspiration icon calls you an inspiration, what better day I can ask for? Your words motivated me @narendramodi ji, you stood by me even at loosing the match, this gesture and leadership has given me boost and confidence to work hard and win upcoming matches for India.”

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