New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday wished success to the Indian contingent participating in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

“Each Indian athlete in Rio is a symbol of excellence, perseverance, and hard work,” she said.

The athletes should give their best performance in the Olympics, Gandhi said.

She also congratulated the team management, coaches and other organisations for preparing the contingent, which is the largest Indian squad taking part in the Olympics.

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