P V Sindhu Clinched a historic silver at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro

P V Sindhu Clinched a historic silver at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro

On the biggest day of her career, Sindhu never stopped fighting and won the biggest prize in the history of Indian badminton – an Olympic silver.

Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao congratulated India’s star shuttler P.V. Sindhu for winning the silver medal in Rio Olympics. The Chief Minister also appreciated the efforts of Sindhu’s coach Pullela Gopichand.

KCR in his message, said the government of Telangana will encourage and support young talented sportsmen and women in future.

The World No. 10 from Hyderabad registered a 21-19, 21-10 triumph in the semi-finals over world No.6 Okuhara to become the first Indian shuttler to enter the final of the Olympics. Sindhu lost to world no 1 Carolina Marinto in finals and wins silver.

Telangana government will give a cash prize of Rs 1 crore to India’s star shuttler P.V. Sindhu for winning the silver medal at the Rio Olympics.

The cash prize is likely to be presented by Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao to Sindhu after her return from Olympics, official sources said on Friday.

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Under the new sports policy announced by the state government early this year, a gold medalist at Olympics is entitled for cash prize of Rs 2 crore, while a silver medal winner gets Rs 1 crore. A bronze medalist will get Rs 50 lakh.

Sports minister T. Padma Rao met Sindhu in Rio and congratulated her on her historic feat. He also congratulated her coach Pullela Gopichand.

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Friday congratulated shuttler P.V. Sindhu, calling her the nation’s pride.

This is India’s first silver medal in badminton. Saina Nehwal won the first medal – bronze – for India in badminton in the 2012 London Olympics.

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