Rio Olympics 2016: Sachin Tendulkar to present BMW car to silver medallist PV Sindhu

Sachin Tendulkar will present a BMW car to star shuttler PV Sindhu, for bringing laurels to the country by winning a silver medal at the Rio Olympics.

PTI August 22, 2016 12:54:34 IST
Rio Olympics 2016: Sachin Tendulkar to present BMW car to silver medallist PV Sindhu

Hyderabad: Cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar will present a BMW car to star shuttler PV Sindhu, for bringing laurels to the country by winning a silver medal at the Rio Olympics.

Rio Olympics 2016 Sachin Tendulkar to present BMW car to silver medallist PV Sindhu

PV Sindhu is the first Indian woman to win a silver medal at Olympics. AFP

The BMW car is being sponsored by Tendulkar's close friend and president of the Hyderabad Badminton Association of India, V Chamundeswaranath.

"Sindhu will be gifted a BMW car by Mr Chamudeswaranath and his friends. Mr Sachin Tendulkar will be presenting the car to Sindhu," said Punnaiah Choudary, BAI Secretary (Tournaments), who had accompanied the team in Rio.

Four years ago, Tendulkar had presented a BMW to ace shuttler Saina Nehwal, who had returned with a bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics.

Back then, Tendulkar had also presented a Maruti Swift car to Sindhu, who had won the girls' singles title in the Asian Youth Under-19 Championship in 2012.

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