As the curtains came down on the Rio Olympics today, PV Sindhu and Sakshi Malik emerged as the only two Indian athletes to win a medal at the mega event.

Sindhu won silver in the badminton women's singles, showing brilliant fight and resilience to reach the final, which she lost to World No 1 Carolina Marin. As for Sakshi, she came back from her quarterfinal loss to compete in the repechage and win the bronze medal bout even after being 0-5 down at one point.

Source: b"Sakshi and Sindhu - India's only medal winners at Rio 2016. (Agencies)"

Both ladies did the incredible and earned the adulation of more than a billion for saving an Olympics campaign, that at one point, seemed like it would capitulate and end medal-less. So when they won, governments and private bodies announced cash rewards of large sums - here's what they will rake in. And they deserve every bit of it!

PV Sindhu - Rs 13.61 crore

Sakshi Malik - Rs 5.16 crore

* These numbers are updated till 21st August 2016

Feature image source: AFP