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In pics: India rolls out red carpet for Rio silver medallist Sindhu

Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu accompanied by her coach Pullela Gopichand was received by ministers and officials from both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh along with scores of fans and well wishers who thronged the Hyderabad airport on Monday.

olympics 2016 Updated: Aug 22, 2016 13:18 IST
Pusarla Sindhu displays her silver medal as she is brought home in a procession upon her arrival in Hyderabad.
Pusarla Sindhu displays her silver medal as she is brought home in a procession upon her arrival in Hyderabad.(AP)

Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu accompanied by her coach Pullela Gopichand was received by ministers and officials from both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh along with scores of fans and well wishers who thronged the Hyderabad airport on Monday.

Sindhu left Rio de Janeiro on Sunday leaving the honour of bearing the Indian flag in the closing ceremony at Rio to Sakshi Malik, the first Indian woman wrestler to win an Olympic medal.

The player-coach pair then boarded an open top double-decker bus for a ride to the Gachibowli Stadium. Through out the 20 km journey, fans lined up on both sides of the road to catch a glimpse of the star shuttler.

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Pusarla Sindhu is brought home in a procession along with her coach, Pullela Gopichand, upon their arrival in Hyderabad. (AP)

A large number of cultural troupes brought in by the department of culture of the Telangana government danced and played drums to welcome the star shuttler.

Pusarla Sindhu, right, displays her silver medal as she is brought home in a procession along with her coach, Pullela Gopichand, upon their arrival in Hyderabad. (AP)

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation team burst crackers to celebrate her grand arrival.

At Gachibowli Stadium Sindhu will take a victory lap amid performance from a police band.

Gold medallist Carolina Marin of Spain, silver medallist P V Sindhu of India and bronze medallist Nozomi Okuhara of Japan pose together. (Reuters)

India ended the Games at 67th position with one silver and a bronze. United States of America topped the medals tally with 121 medals (46 Gold, 37 Silver, 38 Bronze), followed by Great Britain (27 23 17) and China (26 18 26). Host country Brazil were at 13th position with 7 Gold, 6 Silver and 6 Bronze.

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