Sachin Tendulkar gifts BMWs to the Indian stars of Rio Olympics 2016
Sachin Tendulkar is all praises for Olympic medalists PV Sindhu and Sakshi Malik. It is only the beginning of wonderful journey for duo, said the cricketing icon.
This is a wonderful moment for Indian sport. Journey begins here, I am sure this doesn’t stop here, we all will be joining that journey and are there to support you. You will keep us giving number of occasions to celebrate,” he said.
“The entire nation is happy at this moment and jumping with joy, there are greater things to come,” he added.
Tendulkar, who was the Goodwill Ambassador of the Indian team at the Rio Olympics, presented BMWs to PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik, Dipa Karmakar and badminton coach Pullela Gopichand at a function that was held at the Gopichand Badminton Academy.
“Gopichand you have been a wonderful role model, you have gone a notch higher. We all admire you. You are a real hero. We need your guidance in getting more medals. I thank various other coaches also,” said Tendulkar.
“On behalf of the entire nation, I can say that all these sportspersons standing beside me have brought laurels to our nation. I thank everyone for supporting and praying (for sportspersons) that is what an athlete looks out for,” he said.
“Your preparation…sacrificed so many things…you are not allowed to eat certain things and phones were kept aside, to enable you to focus. I knew, during Rio I saw such was the focus,” said the batting maestro.
“We are extremely proud of you, we all are praying for you, we all support you now that you have said you want to convert bronze into gold and silver into gold (in the next Tokyo Olympic games),” he said, referring to the medals won by Sakshi and Sindhu.
Badminton player PV Sindhu become the first Indian female athlete to secure a silver in Olympics.
Sakshi Malik became the first Indian female wrestler to win a medal at the Olympics.
Dipa Karmakar is the first Indian female gymnast to ever compete in the Olympics. She attained 4th position in Women’s Vault Gymnastics event of Rio Olympics 2016.
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