Hyderabad: Badminton Association of Telangana vice-president V Chamundeswaranath presented Indian sprinter Dutee Chand with a Ford car in the presence of national chief coach Pullela Gopichand and former cricketer Kapil Dev at the Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy at Gachibowli on Saturday.
Chamundi had promised Dutee the car after returning from Asian Games where she won two silver medals in 100m and 200m events. As promised, he handed over the key to her in the presence of her coach Nagapur Ramesh. Dutee, who is stationed at the academy and trains at the Gachibowli Athletics Stadium with coach N Ramesh, created history by winning silver medals at the Asian Games in Jakarta in August.
Chamundi had presented cars to badminton stars Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, P Kashyap and recently to N Sikki Reddy after India’s stupendous show in the Asian Games.