New Delhi: Union Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Anurag Thakur felicitated ace badminton player P.V. Sindhu upon her return home.
P. V. Sindhu is the first Indian woman to win two Olympic Games medals, after she claimed bronze with a straight games victory over He Bing Jiao in Tokyo2020, an official release said.
“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. Her incredible achievement – that of winning two Olympic medals in two consecutive Olympic Games will inspire a generation of budding athletes,” Sports Minister said.
Anurag Thakur added that her success shows how the Target Olympic Podium scheme of the government has nurtured our Olympic hopefuls towards a podium finish.
A visibly elated Sindhu said, “ I would like to thank each one of my fans for the support and though we played without fans in the stadium, I am sure billions have supported me from India and this success is the result of their wishes”. “
I would like to thank my parents for their constant support and scarifies and my coach for working with me and making this dream come true,.” she added.