Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Saturday heaped praise on Indian athletes P V Sindhu and Sakshi Malik for their Olympic feats, saying they were "splendid example" of what women can achieve.
Congratulating Sindhu and Malik for winning silver and bronze in badminton and freestyle wrestling in the ongoing Rio Olympics, she said their hard work, determination and dedication had enabled them to scale "such heights of brilliance."
"They are a great source of inspiration for athletes and sportspersons all over India. In particular, they stand forth as a splendid example of what women can achieve when they set their minds to it and they are great role models for young women all over India," she said in a statement here.
"On behalf of the people of Tamil Nadu and the Government of Tamil Nadu, I congratulate Ms P V Sindhu and Ms Sakshi Malik for their outstanding performances," she said, adding they had made the country proud.
The Chief Minister also congratulated the parents of the two sportswomen, their coaches and all others who had contributed to their success.