Twitterati Cheer India’s Incredible Four Medal Win at WorldSkills Russia

© Sputnik / Aleksey Nikolskyi / Go to the photo bankRussian and WorldSkills flags flutter during the closing ceremony of the WorldSkills Kazan 2019 Competition at Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia
Russian and WorldSkills flags flutter during the closing ceremony of the WorldSkills Kazan 2019 Competition at Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia - Sputnik International
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New Delhi (Sputnik): India’s first-ever gold medal at the 45th WorldSkills 2019 competition in Russia, along with one silver and three bronze medals, has left Twitter abuzz, with netizens cheering on the country’s best performance since it first participated in 2017.

Held in the sports-friendly Russian city of Kazan from 22 to 27 August, the WorldSkills competition is the world’s biggest competition dedicated to excellence in vocational work skills.

By securing 13th place out of 63 participating countries, the Indian contingent is winning millions of hearts for its amazing feat in the global competition.

The winners received medals at a glittering closing ceremony on Tuesday, which was attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The gold medal was clinched by Aswatha Narayan Sanagavarapu in the water technology category. He competed against skilled workers from 11 countries. He was awarded “Best of Nation” out of all Indian competitors present there.

Pranav Nutalapati, 17, won silver medal in the web technology category. Sanjoy Pramanik and Shweta Ratanpura, both bagged bronze medals, in jewellery and graphic design technology, respectively.

The Indian contingent was the sixth largest at the ceremony; India's competitors also won 15 medallions in various categories, apart from the medals.

As Shweta Ratanpura became the first-ever Indian woman to bring laurels to India at WorldSkills Russia, twitterati heaped praise at her feat.

India’s acclaimed sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik congratulated S. Aswatha Narayana for winning India’ s first-ever gold through his sand art at Puri beach in Odisha state.

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