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Welcome back PV Sindhu! Hyderabad celebrates return of 'silver' star, coach Gopichand

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:47 IST

Crowds thronged to welcome Rio Olympics 2016 silver medallist PV Sindhu as she arrived in her hometown, Hyderabad, from Brazil on the morning of 22 August.

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While Sindhu's parents waited for her arrival inside Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, government officials, media personnel and fans waited outside.


Olympic Silver Medalist P.V.Sindhu with her Coach Gopi Chand receives warm welcome after her arrival in Hyderabad

Children from Pullela Gopichand's badminton academy were also present to welcome 'silver Sindhu.'

The Telangana government has planned a grand welcome for Sindhu and coach Pullela Gopichand. A special double-decker BEST bus has been provided for for their victory rally in Hyderabad.

The rally will culminate at the Gachibowli stadium where the ace shuttler will be felicitated. The event is expected to be attended by a number of fans and well-wishers of the shuttler.

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The 21-year-old scripted history when she became the first Indian woman player to clinch a silver medal in the Olympics.

The Telangana government has announced a Rs 5 crore cash reward to Sindhu, a 1,000 square yard housing site near the Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy in Gachibowli and a suitable government job. Coach Gopichand has also been awarded with a cash prize of Rs 1 crore.

--With agency inputs

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First published: 22 August 2016, 10:00 IST