Sachin Tendulkar gifts BMW to PV Sindhu & Sakshi Malik; shares Selfie

Sindhu Sakshi Deepa Tendulkar

HYDERABAD:

Sachin Tendular did not take much time in fulfilling the promise he made to some athletes.

Rio Olympics silver medallist shuttler PV Sindhu and bronze winner wrestler along with gymnast Dipa Karmakar and coach Pullela were today presented cars by cricket legend Sachin here.

Upon receiving the keys of her BMW car, Sindhu was elated. “I was promised by Sachin sir earlier that if I get a medal at the Olympics, he will gift me a BMW car. He kept his promised today, Thank you sir,” Sindhu said.

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Tendulkar, who was the Goodwill Ambassador of the Indian team at Rio Olympics, handed over the keys at a function at Gopichand Badminton Academy here. He later shares his selfie with the winners on social media with his fans.

Under the guidance of chief coach Gopichand, Sindhu clinched the silver medal in women’s singles making her the first Indian woman sportsperson to win a silver in the Olympics. Wrestler Sakshi had bagged a bronze in women’s freestyle 58kg class.

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Sindhu’s coach Gopichand had an interesting take on India’s performance at Rio Olympics. “No more ‘Save Girl Child’, this time (in Rio) we were saved by girl child,” he said.

Wrestler Sakshi Malik said she would aim to change the colour of the medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. “This time in Rio I won bronze medal, but in Tokyo I will surely aim for gold,” Sakshi said.