Salman Khan, who was chosen as the goodwill ambassador of the Indian athletes competing at Rio 2016 Olympics, will be presenting each one with a cheque of Rs. 1,01,000.
Sakshi Malik won a bronze medal producing a three-point move to seal the bout winning India’s first medal at Rio Olympics for wrestling.
A record contingent of 121 athletes, including 54 women, are representing India at the Olympics in Rio. Salman Khan took to Twitter to support the Indian contingent and also urged others to do their bit.
He wrote, “As a gesture of appreciation for our Olympic athletes, I will present each one with a cheque of Rs 1,01,000. The government is very supportive of sports. Each of us can also do our bit to encourage a sports nation. I admire the work that Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ) is doing to shape tmrw’s champions. And also companies like Edelweiss, Jio and others who have come forward to support the Olympics.”
Tennis ace Sania Mirza, shuttlers PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth, talented wrestlers Vinesh Phogat, Babita and Sandeep Tomar, gymnast Dipa Karmakar are some of the well-known athletes whom the whole country has been cheering on.
At a recent event Salman who did not remember gymnast Dipa Karmakar’s name was ridiculed by some people.
While Sania Mirza settled for the fourth position in doubles, shuttler PV Sindhu has reached the semi-finals of the women’s singles event at the Rio Olympics. She will next compete against Okuhara of Japan in the semifinals on Thursday. If she loses, she will play a bronze medal play-off with the loser of other semifinal.
Gymnast Dipa Karmakar also showed her prowess in finals but fell short of winning the bronze medal. – CINEWS