Sindhu, Sakshi get cars

Sindhu, Sakshi get cars

Sindhu, Sakshi get cars

PV Sindu who won Olympic silver in badminton and Sakshi Malik who fought her way through an intense match for a bronze in 58-kg freestyle wrestling met PM Modi today, along with Dipa Karmakar and Ms Sindhu's coach Pullela Gopichand.

Thanking V. Chamundeswaranath (more familiar as Chamundi in sporting circles) for taking the initiative in presenting the cars, he said, "He was also instrumental in presenting cars on 13 previous occasions to outstanding sportspersons".

While Sakshi won bronze at the Rio Olympics, Sindhu grabbed the cilver medal.

Sachin Tendulkar also posted a photo of himself with the three Olympic champions, Sindhu, Sakshi and Dipa.

Earlier today, Prime Minister Narendra in his Mann ki Baat address that said India's daughters too have made the nation proud at the just concluded summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. "When I started coaching I had this dream that India would win an Olympic medal someday".

He also praised Tendulkar saying he is a great ambassador for sports.

Responding to the felicitations, Sakshi said, "I went alone (to Rio) and now entire India is with me". "Unless and until we don't sacrifice or put in some hard work we don't get the fruit which Sindhu has done and she has got the fruits of it", he added.

Gopichand went on to become the second Indian to win the All England title in 2001.

Sachin was one of the first celebrities to tweet his congratulations to PV Sindhu after she lost to Carolina Marin in the finals of the Women's Badminton finals at the Rio Olympics. We certainly are very proud of these three and wish the very best of luck for the coming future and hope than they continue to make our country proud and motivate many other to do the same!

On his meeting with Sindhu, he said " Delighted to meet you @Pvsindhu1.

She also said her brother is a big fan of the batting legend and requested Sachin for a family picture with him.

It may be recalled that India sent a 119-strong contingent to the Rio Olympics, and came back with only two medals, a silver and a bronze.

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