• Wednesday, May 25, 2022

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PV Sindhu and Sakshi Malik lift Indian Olympic spirits

PV Sindhu

By: Eastern Eye Staff

India’s Olympics campaign was salvaged by female athletes in Rio last week, with PV Sindhu and Sakshi Malik winning the country’s only medals at the sporting spectacular. Sindhu won a silver in the badminton competition last Friday (19), while Malik brought home bronze in the 58kg freestyle wrestling category two days earlier. There were inspirational stories from several other Indian women, including Dipa Karmakar’s historic fourth place finish in the gymnastics vault event and Lalita Babar’s run to the final of the 3,000 metres steeplechase. Prime minister Narendra Modi led tributes to the athletes as they returned to a heroes’…

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