KCR Announces Rs 50 Lakh for Dipa Karmakar  

Dipa Karmakar finished fourth at the Rio Olympics - Sakshi Post

Hyderabad: 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 the amazing performance of Dipa in Rio Olympics was inspiring. 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.

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

He announced the cash prize for Dipa, who hails from Agartala, a day after declaring a huge bonanza for badminton star P.V. Sindhu, 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.

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