Sindhu, Sakshi, Dipa, coach Gopichand presented BMW cars by Sachin Tendulkar

P V Sindhu, Sakshi Malik, Dipa Karmakar, Pullela Gopichand, Sachin Tendulkar, BMW
P V Sindhu, Sakshi Malik, Dipa Karmakar, Pullela Gopichand, Sachin Tendulkar, BMW

Hyderabad: It was a treat from the master blaster for the heroes of Rio, as silver medallist shuttler P V Sindhu and bronze winner Sakshi Malik along with gymnast Dipa Karmakar and badminton coach Pullela Gopichand were presented BMW cars by cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday.

Hyderabad District Badminton Association president Chamundeshwarnath gifted the luxury cars to the four sportspersons for their outstanding achievement in the recently-concluded Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

Tendulkar, who was the Goodwill Ambassador of the Indian team at Rio Olympics, handed over the keys at a function at Gopichand Badminton Academy here.

Under the guidance of chief coach Gopichand, Sindhu clinched the silver medal in women’s singles making her the first Indian woman sportsperson to win a silver in the Olympics. Wrestler Sakshi had bagged a bronze in women’s freestyle 58kg class.

Dipa who missed a medal by a whisker, had finished fourth in the vault event and stunned the world by attempting the risky Produnova vault.

(With PTI inputs)

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