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Rio Olympics 2016: Cash rewards pour in for PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik – Details inside

Delhi Government also offered a promotion to Sakshi Malik’s father who works in the Delhi Transports Corporation.

Last Updated: Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 14:21
Rio Olympics 2016: Cash rewards pour in for PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik – Details inside
Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Indian shuttler PV Sindhu has made the country proud by becoming the first Indian woman athlete to bag a silver medal at Rio Olympics 2016.

Sindhu, who became the first Indian badminton player to advance into an Olympic final, lost in three games against World No. 1 Carolina Marin in women's singles badminton final.

The wishes started to pour in soon after Sindhu assured India of its second medal with a comprehensive win over Japan's Nozomi Okuhara to book her berth for the semis.

After the Badminton Association of India (BAI) and the Telangana government announced their respective rewards, Delhi Government was the next to announce their monetary reward to Sakshi Malik and PV Sindhu.

Delhi government announced Rs 1 crore as an award to Olympic bronze-medallist Sakshi Malik, and Rs 2 crore to Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu.

Delhi Government also offered a promotion to Sakshi Malik’s father who works in the Delhi Transports Corporation.

Earlier, the Telangana government announced a cash award of Rs one crore for Sindhu.

If reports are to be believed, Sindhu is also likely to get a piece of land by the state government.

Badminton Association of India had announced a reward of Rs 50 lakh for Sindhu and Rs 10 lakh for Gopichand.

The All India Football Federation also awarded Rs 5 lakh each for both Sindhu and Sakshi Malik.

First Published: Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 13:13

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