Winning Olympians PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik and Dipa Karmarkar receive Khel Ratna
BollywoodGaram.com: Proud Olympians PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik and Dipa Karmarkar receive Khel Ratna Awards from President Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi on August 29, 2016. Wrestler Sakshi Malik, shuttler PV Sindhu, gymnast Dipa Karmarkar and shooter Jitu Rai were awarded with the highest sporting honour of the country for their remarkable performances at the Rio Olympics 2016.
For the first time in national sports, four athletes were selected for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna honour.
Sindhu claimed the silver medal in Women’s Single bandminton, Sakshi took away the bronze medal in women’s 58kg freestyle category while Dipa missed a medal as she finished fourth in the vault event in gymnastics.
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