Gymnast Dipa Karmakar and steeplechaser Lalita Babar might have failed to win a medal in the Rio Olympics but they have done enough to win the hearts of billions of Indians. Both the names were unknown before the tournament started and it’s fair to say that they have now become a household name. Both the ladies have left behind their illustrious compatriots in this Olympics and have given the sports a new dimension in this cricket-obsessed nation.

Dipa Karmakar, who earlier made history by becoming the first Indian women to qualify for the gymnastic finals, missed the medal by a whisker and finished fourth while Lalita Babar, who became the first Indian lady to qualify for the steeplechase final, finished tenth.

While the whole nation wants them to receive huge recognition for their astonishing achievements, former Indian batsman Virender Sehwag has come up with a brilliant idea. The swashbuckling batsman said that the two athletes’ rise despite facing numerous hurdles is truly exceptional and in order to inspire more youngsters, he requested  Prime Minister Narendra Modi  to name  a train or a plane after them.

We truly appreciate this proposal and at the same time expect that these achievements are really the beginning of something beautiful in the country’s sports chapter.

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