Tahlka News Bureau
New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday awarded Padma Shri awards to Gymnast Dipa Krmakar at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. He also presented the award to Wrestler Sakshi Malik, Discuss Thrower Vikas Gowda and Paralympian Mariyappan Thangavelu were among the sports jock who were felicitated by the award.
The Padma Shri is the fourth highest civilian award of the India and it is given for their distinguish performance in their field.
Gymnast Dipa Krmakar 23 year old had created the history in Rio Olympics in 2016. She attained 4th position in women's vault gymnastic event in Rio Olympics. She is the first Indian female gymnast ever to compete in the Olympics.
On the other hand Wrestler Sakshi Malik have won bronze medal in 58 kg category at the 2016 Rio Olympic. Paralympian Mariyappan Thangavelu also won a gold at the Rio Parlaympics.