Sakshi Malik wins India’s first medal in Rio Olympics, wishes pour in on Twitter

By: | Updated: August 18, 2016 11:59 AM

With a win that is more notable for India than monsoon after a dry spell, Sakshi Malik is all that the nation has been talking about. The young woman wrestler who grabbed a bronze at the 58 kg wrestling bout on the 12th day at Rio 2016 Olympics is flooded with wishes across the nation.

It was the fifth bronze in wrestling for India in its long Olympic history stretching back to 1952 Helsinki Games when Kashaba Jadhav became its first individual medallist. (Reuters)

With a win that is more notable for India than monsoon after a dry spell, Sakshi Malik is all that the nation has been talking about. The young woman wrestler who grabbed a bronze at the 58 kg wrestling bout on the 12th day at Rio 2016 Olympics is flooded with wishes across the nation.

It was the fifth bronze in wrestling for India in its long Olympic history stretching back to 1952 Helsinki Games when Kashaba Jadhav became its first individual medallist.

From poiticians to celebrities to sportspersons, Malik is recieving praises from everyone alike. PM Narendra Modi was the first to wish her on her feat. Many celebrities and the common man took to Twitter to wish Sakshi Malik.

WATCH: Rio Olympics: Wrestler Sakshi Malik wins bronze for India

Here is how Twitterati have been reacting to Sakshi Malik’s success at the Rio Olympics:

With the 23 -year old’s grand win, the Indian contingent is hoping to make their mark in a few more sports with performers like P V Sindhu and wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt still to perform for the elusive medal.

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