Saturday, February 17, 2024
Home Top Stories PV Sindhu a sporting icon and one of India's greatest Olympians: Anurag...

PV Sindhu a sporting icon and one of India’s greatest Olympians: Anurag Thakur | Tokyo Olympics News

NEW DELHI: Sports Minister Anurag Thakur on Tuesday hailed PV Sindhu as a sporting icon and one of the “greatest Olympians” the country has ever produced after she returned to the country to a warm reception following her bronze-medal winning feat at the Tokyo Games.
Sindhu on Sunday became the second Indian and first woman from the country to bag two Olympic medals after winning the bronze in Tokyo, five years after securing a silver at Rio Games.

The 26-year-old from Hyderabad was accorded a warm welcome when she returned to the country on Tuesday.
“PV Sindhu is amongst India’s greatest Olympians. She is India’s icon, inspiration and has caught the imagination of every Indian who dreams of playing for the country,” Thakur said after felicitating Sindhu and her Korean coach Park Tae-Sang.

“Her incredible achievement – that of winning two Olympic medals in two consecutive Olympic Games will inspire a generation of budding athletes. Her success shows how the Target Olympic Podium scheme of the government has nurtured our Olympic hopefuls towards a podium finish.”
Sindhu, the reigning world champion, had defeated China’s He Bing Jiao in the bronze play-off.
“I would like to thank each one of my fans because of the support and though we played without fans in the stadium, but I am sure billions have supported me from India and this success is the result of their wishes,” Sindhu said.

(ANI Photo)
“I would like to thank my parents for their constant support and sacrifices and my coach for working with me and making this dream come true.”
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Culture, Tourism and Development of North-Eastern Region G Kishan Reddy and Minister of State of Youth Affairs and Sports Nisith Pramanik also felicitated Sindhu for her exceptional feat.

Secretary Sports, Ravi Mittal and Sindhu’s parents were also present at the felicitation event.
Earlier, Sindhu was received at the Indira Gandhi International airport by Badminton Association of India (BAI) general secretary Ajay Singhania, who also felicitated her and coach Park at the airport.
Sindhu is the second Indian athlete to return home with a medal from Tokyo after weightlifter Mirabai Chanu, who won the 49kg class silver on July 24.

Boxer Lovlina Borgohain, who is assured of a 69kg medal, will compete in the semifinal against Busenaz Surmeneli (Turkey) on Wednesday.


Covid Labs Led To Positivity Error During Kumbh Mela In Uttarakhand, Says Enforcement Directorate

<!-- --> The labs were given a contract by Uttarakhand for Covid testing during Kumbh Mela Highlights ED today raided homes and offices of executives of 5...

Tokyo Games: “Hard To Be Happy”, Golfer Aditi Ashok On Fourth-Place Finish At Olympics

In any other tournament, Aditi Ashok would have gladly taken a fourth-place finish but this was the Olympics and the golfer...

Karisma Kapoor’s Reaction When Told “Let’s Add Alia Bhatt” To List Of Kapoor Family Actors

<!-- -->Karisma Kapoor in a still from Super Dancer 4 (courtesy ranlia_eternity)HighlightsKarisma had an ROFL reaction when asked about Alia Karisma was speaking on...

Most Popular

OPSC Recruitment Jobs 2023 – Assistant Executive Engineers – 391 Vacancies

Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC april/may 2023) has invited application for the post of Assistant Executive Engineer (civil and Mechanical) for Group...

IIT Palakkad Recruitment Jobs 2023 for Technical Lab Staff

IIT Palakkad Recruitment Jobs 2023 for the post of Technical Lab Staff in IIT palakkad, please read the information carefully mention below,...

UPPCL Executive Assistant Recruitment 2022 – 1033 Executive Assistant – Last Date 12th September

UPPCL Executive Assistant Recruitment Jobs 2022 UPPCL has invited application for the post of 1033 Executive Assistant Vacancies in...

AAI 400 Jr Executive Recruitment Jobs 2022

AAI Junior Executive Recruitment 2022 Airports Authority of India has invited application for the post of Jr Executive (air...

Recent Comments

%d bloggers like this: