PV Sindhu did the entire nation proud by winning the badminton singles bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday. Her elated father back home said she would now definitely take up Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s offer of enjoying an ice cream in his company.
The Prime Minister Narendra Modi was aware that Sindhu was very fond of ice cream but was not allowed to have it because of the strict diet for the Olympics.
As part of his pep talk with the badminton champion the Prime Minister had told her then that if she returned with a medal, he would have ice cream with her.
"In the encouragement PM Modi had given her,” he had said, “We will have ice cream when you come back.”
“ She will now definitely go and have ice cream with the Prime Minister," her father said at a press conference.
"I am happy that she is the first Indian woman to win two consecutive medals at the Olympics. She has brought name and fame to the country," PV Ramana said.
"Sindhu is focused and she has that hunger. She enjoys the game," he said.
Ramana said that while he was hopeful that she would win the gold medal, winning the bronze is a huge achievement.
"Whenever she has gone to the Olympics, she has brought a medal. She went the last time, she won a medal and she has done it this time too," he added.
Reacting to Sindhu's win, PM Modi took to Twitter to congratulate her.
PV Sindhu beat China's He Bing Jiao on Sunday to win the women's singles bronze medal on Sunday -- her second individual medal at the Olympic Games. Before the Games began, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked Sindhu about her diet and if she had to forego one of her favourite food items -- ice-cream -- as part of her preparation. The Prime Minister had told her then that if she returned with a medal, he would have ice cream with her. After her win over Bing Jiao, her father PV Ramana said that she would be taking PM Modi up on his offer when she returns from Tokyo.