first_img(REOPENS SPB2) (REOPENS SPB2)On the occasion, Gopichand said, “The three ladies have made fantastic efforts. India said other day, Save the Girl Child was the norm, but now it is saved by the girl (post results in Rio Olympics). Thank you very much for keeping our honour and pride.”Applauding the girls, he said, “Congratulations to all three of you. Your effort is nothing less than the gold. Over the years, last time (during last Olympics) we had a bronze (Saina Nehwal). Today, thanks to Sindhus effort we are here with a silver.”He also praised Tendulkar saying he is a great ambassador for sports. “Your support is greatly appreciated.”Hyderabad District Badminton Association president Chamundeshwarnath has gifted the luxury cars to the four sportspersons for their outstanding achievement.Thanking everyone for the support and also Chamundi for gifting the cars, Gopichand said, “Hopefully this will drive us to perform better in the future.”Shuttler P V Sindhu recalled, “When I was gifted a Swift Dzire earlier, Sachin sir told me that if I would win an Olympic medal he would definitely gift me another car. That happened today. I thank Sachin sir and Chamundi sir for gifting me a car.”Sindhu said she is thankful to everyone and added “because of your blessings I am here.””Overall it is my dream and it has come true that I had to get an Olympic medal. I am thankful to my coach because the whole journey till now I am with him. In the upcoming tournaments, definitely I will get laurels for the country,” she said.advertisementResponding to the felicitations, Sakshi said, “I went alone (to Rio) and now entire India is with me. Continue with your love so that I can convert my bronze into gold at Tokyo Olympics. Thanks for honouring me.”She also said her brother is a big fan of the batting legend and requested Sachin for a family picture with him.On her part, Dipa thanked everyone saying “bina medal key bhi itna mujhe support mil raha hain (I am getting so much support without even winning a medal). Thank you Sachin sir.” PTI VVK GK PM PMlast_img

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