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Indian team at Rio Olympics, handed over the keys at a function at Gopichand Badminton Academy. 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. 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.Read More

Posted On August 22, 2016By telanganaIn Slider

Sindhu Takes Victory Lap at Hyderabad Stadium

A beaming Olympic champion PV Sindhu arrived this morning at the Hyderabad airport, where hundreds had gathered to greet her. Top politicians and others jostled to present flowers and shawls and click selfies with the first Indian woman to win a silver medal at the Games. With her was her coach Pullela Gopichand, who has now trained two Olympic medallists in Saina Nehwal and Sindhu. They boarded a special open double-decker bus, commissioned by the Telangana government all the way from Mumbai, in a victory rally to Hyderabad’s Gachibowli stadium.Read More

Posted On August 21, 2016By telanganaIn Slider, Sport

Grand Welcome Awaits PV Sindhu In Hyderabad

The Telangana government on Saturday announced Rs. 5 crore, a house site of 1,000-square yard and a suitable job, if she was willing to accept, for Ms. Sindhu. A grand welcome would also be organised on her arrival in Hyderabad on August 22. This was decided at the Cabinet meeting chaired by Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao. “She’s the daughter of Hyderabad and Telangana and it has been the government policy to encourage sportspersons with international calibre,” Mr. Rao said. He also announced Rs.1 crore reward to Mr. GopiRead More
NEW DELHI: PV Sindhu’s form has been scorching hot in Rio de Janeiro, and wins over the world No 2 Yang Wihan and sixth-ranked Nozomi Okuhara have catapulted her into the gold medal singles match of the 2016 Olympics. The 21-year-old entered the Games under the shadow of Saina Nehwal, the world No 5, and has stunned opponents with her exceptional play under the expert eye of coach P Gopichand. Sindhu is the first Indian in an Olympics badminton final and standing between her and an unprecedented gold medal isRead More
New Delhi: India’s Goodwill Ambassador for the ongoing Olympic Games – Sachin Tendulkar – is currently in Rio cheering our athletes. Apart from meeting and encouraging Indian athletes at the venue, the master blaster has been using social media effectively to engage fellow citizens. On Wednesday however, the former India captain goofed up when he tweeted about Kidambi Srikanth.  The Indian shuttler went down fighting against Chinese legend Lin Dan in a pulsating contest.Like most Indian sport fans, Tendulkar too lauded Srikanth for his gallant performance. Only problem, he gotRead More

Posted On August 18, 2016By telanganaIn Slider, Sport

Sakshi Malik wins bronze while Vinesh Phogat’s

Wrestler Vinesh Phogat’s campaign at the Rio Olympics came to a painful end after she suffered an injury half-way into the first period of her 48kg freestyle quarterfinal fight against China’s Sun Yanan. Phogat had taken a 1-0 lead in the quarterfinal contest after the referee had ruled that her Chinese opponent had shown passivity. However, Yanan hit back with a double leg takedown soon after. The attack caught the Indian’s knee in an awkward position and when Phogat hit the mat joint first, it was clear she was inRead More
Port of Spain: Indian skipper Virat Kohli has said that his team isn’t reading too much into the newly acquired number one ranking in the longest format as they prepare to take on West Indies in the fourth and final Test starting at Port of Spain on Thursday. The visitors need to win the match to maintain their current spot, in light of Australia’s loss in Sri Lanka. “It’s a nice incentive but it doesn’t really change anything for the team. Our goal has been to play good cricket andRead More

Posted On August 18, 2016By telanganaIn Slider, Sport

PV Sindhu must check end-of-match

Against the backdrop of what she has achieved in the 2016 Rio Olympics thus far, shuttler Pusarla Venkata Sindhu should not be content with anything less than the silver medal – though she also has a great chance of going for gold. The luck of the draw and her sterling performances in the last two rounds have combined to give the lanky Indian the least imposing of the three possible opponents inThursday’s women’s singles badminton semi-final. Japan’s pint-sized Nozomi Okuhara, at 21-years-old, the same age as the Hyderabadi girl, inspiresRead More