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Tokyo Olympic bronze medallist Sindhu returns home to hero’s welcome

Published: 4th Aug 2021 2:49 pm

Hyderabad: Indian badminton player PV Sindhu, who won a bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics, returned to Hyderabad to a hero’s welcome at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, on Wednesday.

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Sports Minister V Srinivas Goud and Sports Authority of Telangana State (SATS) chairman A Venkateshwar Reddy along with other officials received the player. Surrounded by a cheering crowd, Sindhu sported a wide grin on coming out of the airport

Srinivas Goud felicitated Sindhu and her coach Park Tae Song from South Korea on the arrival. Sindhu along with her parents arrived at 2 pm at the airport to the thunderous applause from awaiting officials and media persons.

Sports Minister Srinivas Goud lauded Sindhu saying that she is the perfect role model for the youth in the country. “She has won two Olympic medals which is a great feat. She has been inspiring many youngsters with her exploits. We prayed for her to win the gold medal. But nonetheless, she won a bronze medal. We hope we will go on to win many more laurels for the country. She is the pride of both the Telugu speaking States,” he added.

Talking to the media, Sindhu, who is the only female athlete to win two Olympic medals – silver at Rio Olympics and bronze at Tokyo Games, thanked the government of Telangana for the constant support. “The Government has provided whatever we asked without any delay. When we asked for the permission to use Gachibowli Indoor Stadium for training, we got the permission immediately and we started training from the next day itself. That helped me in winning a medal in the Tokyo Olympics. I hope to achieve more success for the country and the State,” she said.

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