PV Sindhu created history on Friday as she became the first Indian woman to clinch silver at the Olympics. Her performance brought the nation together. Even though she was playing against the World Champion, Calorina Marin of spain, Sindhu pulled off an amazing display of attacking skills against the World No. 1. Sindhu won the first set with a narrow margin but continued her brilliant effort in the other sets. Eventually, the World no. 10, Sindhu, lost 1-19, 12-21, 15-21 in the thrilling Final match against Marin.
PV Sindhu also etched her name in the history books after she became the first Indian woman to reach the final of Badminton at the Olympics.
Cash rewards have already been heaped on the badminton star. After the Badminton Association of India (BAI) and the Telangana government announced their respective rewards, Delhi Government, too, declared their monetary grants 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. Sources said that Government is also likely to gift land to Sindhu. 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.
The Madhya Pradesh government also announced a reward of Rs 50 lakh for Sindhu, an official said. Congratulating Sindhu for bagging the silver medal, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced a reward of Rs 50 lakh, a senior official of the Public Relation department said.