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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Big welcome planned for PV Sindhu in AP, day after Telangana felicitation

Olympic silver medallist in women's badminton, PV Sindhu, will be felicitated by the Andhra Pradesh government on Tuesday, just a day after a grand welcome was according to her by the state government of Telangana.

Sindhu reached Vijayawada on Tuesday morning and preparations are underway for her welcome ceremony. She is on a road rally from Gannavaram Airport to Indira Gandhi Stadium in Vijayawada, where the felicitation will take place.

The Andhra Pradesh government has already announced a reward of Rs 3 crores for the shuttler.

On Monday, it was reported that the country’s highest sporting award — the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna — will be conferred on four athletes with Olympic medallists P.V. Sindhu and Sakshi Malik set to be honoured alongside trail-blazing gymnast Dipa Karmakar and ace shooter Jitu Rai.

While shuttler Sindhu created history by becoming the first woman athlete from India to grab a silver in the Rio Olympics, Sakshi bagged a bronze in the 58kg wrestling. Dipa missed the bronze by 0.15 points but her clean finish in Produnova vault won the hearts of the nation.

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