Hyundai honors Saina Nehwal by gifting her a new car for winning Australian Open

New Delhi: Rio-bound Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal was honoured by Hyundai Motor India Ltd by gifting her the 1st anniversary edition of Indian Car of The year - Creta in an event on Thursday.

Saina Nehwal. Reuters

Saina Nehwal. Reuters

The vehicle was gifted to the Olympic bronze medallist in celebration of her winning the Australian Open Championship in Sydney last month.

"It is an honor and wonderful experience for me and I would like to thank Hyundai for honoring me with the 1st Anniversary Edition of Creta. It's motivation for every athlete to receive the recognition for his/her hard-work and achievements," Saina said.

"I am quite confident and will give my best efforts in upcoming tournaments to bring pride to my nation and fellow countrymen."

The 26-year-old is amongst the most decorated athletes in the country having won Arjuna Award, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Padam Shri and Padam Bhushan.

Saina Nehwal also expressed her happiness through twitter by posting a photo with her new car

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Updated Date: Jul 07, 2016 17:50:46 IST

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