India might be medal-less in the ongoing Olympics so far, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the athletes competing in Rio should not get disheartened as “victory and setbacks are all a part of life”.

Responding to cricket icon and the Olympic contingent’s goodwill ambassador Sachin Tendulkar’s request for encouraging words, Modi said the athletes should only focus on giving their best.

Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar on Saturday had requested Modi to talk about some of the sportspersons, who are striving to bring laurels for the country at the ongoing Rio Olympics, in his speech on 70th Independence Day. Applauding the hard work of the athletes, Modi asked them not to get burdened by thinking about the result.