Dipa Karmakar

Hyderabad, Aug 21 (IANS) The Telangana government on Sunday announced Rs 50 lakh cash prize for Dipa Karmakar, the Indian gymnast who finished fourth at the Rio Olympics.

Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao said Dipa set a record by becoming the first Indian to qualify for Olympics after 52 years.

The 23-year-old scored 15.066 points, a mere 0.15 less than eventual bronze winner Giulia Steingruber (15.216) of Switzerland in the final on August 14.

Rao said the amazing performance of Indian women in Rio Olympics was inspiring.

The Chief Minister said women need to be supported in every sphere of life and the whole country should back them.

He announced the cash prize for Dipa, who hails from Agartala, a day after declaring a huge bonanza for badminton star P.V. Sindhu, the Hyderabadi girl who bagged a silver medal in the women’s singles event.

Rao announced Rs 5 crore cash prize, a house site and a government job for Sindhu and Rs 1 crore cash award for her coach Pullela Gopichand.

He also announced Rs 1 crore for Sakshi Malik, the woman wrestler from Haryana who won a bronze medal.

    The IANS was founded by Indian American publisher Gopal Raju as the India Abroad News Service. It was later renamed the Indo-Asian News Service.

    Related Posts

    Golfer Bhullar Holds One-Shot Lead At Macao Open

    Macau, Oct 21 (IANS) Indian golfer Gaganjeet Bhullar struggled with a three-over 74 in the third and penultimate round as he saw his overnight four-shot...

    Dortmund Held; Leverkusen Rout Monchengladbach

    Berlin, Oct 21 (IANS) Borussia Dortmund settled for a 2-2 away draw on Saturday against Eintracht Frankfurt in a fresh setback in their Bundesliga campaign,...

    We Have To Take our chances against Brazil: German Coach Wueck

    Kolkata, Oct 21 (IANS) Germany coach Christian Wueck on Saturday said his team cannot be as profligate as they were throughout the FIFA Under-17 World...

    United Stunned, City Go 5 Points Clear, Chelse Beat Watford In EPL

    London, Oct 21 (IANS) Promoted Huddesfield stunned record champions Manchester United, while leaders Manchester City thrashed Burnley 3-0 to take a five-point lead and defending...

    Shuttler Srikanth Enters Denmark Open Final

    Odense (Denmark), Oct 21 (IANS) Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth will have the chance to win his third Superseries title of the season as he entered...