Indian shuttler PV Sindhu scripted history by ending her Tokyo Olympics tournament by bagging a bronze medal. PV Sindhu had won medals in two consecutive Olympic tournaments, making her the sole woman badminton player to do so.
The Andhra Pradesh government had announced Rs 30 lakh and 2 acres of land to PV Sindhu. The cash incentive was announced under the sports policy of Andhra Pradesh. The land was given to the star for badminton academy purposes.
The Andhra Pradesh sports policy says the athletes who bag medals would be given cash incentives based on the medals. A cash incentive of Rs 75 lakh, Rs 50 lakh, and Rs 30 lakh was earlier announced for the winners of Gold, Silver, and bronze medals respectively.
Earlier, when athletes PV Sindhu, R Satwiksairaj, and Rajani Etimarpu were leaving for the Olympics, the Andhra Pradesh government gave Rs 5 lakh as cash incentives to the athletes.
PV Sindhu who lost to a Chinese opponent at the semis was given a chance to take on He Bing Jiao for the bronze medal. By winning the bronze, Sindhu emerged as the sole female shuttler to win two individual medals at Olympic events.
Sindhu won a silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. After she brought silver to the country, the previous Andhra Pradesh government and Telangana government had announced Rs 3 crore and Rs 5 crore as a cash incentive. Besides Rs 5 crore, the Telangana government had also announced 1000 square yard land to Sindhu.