PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik, Dipa, Jitu Rai conferred Khel Ratna Award By President29 August, 2016, By Cross Town News
NEW DELHI, Aug 29: The prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award was on Monday conferred on four Indian Olympians by President Pranav Mukheejee.
Shuttler PV Sindhu, wrestler Sakshi Malik , gymnast Dipa Kumar and shooter Jitu Rai were awarded the highest sporting honour of the country for their contribution in their respective fields during a beaming ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhawan.
Sindhu wrote history by winning the silver in women's singles badminton in the Rio Olympics, while Sakshi took bronze in the women's 58kg freestyle category at the Games. Dipa on the other hand, came perilously close to medal finish, finishing fourth in the vault event in Gymnastics at the Rio Olympics 2016.