Sakshi Malik’s bronze medal at Rio Olympics a golden moment for India; celebs wish Haryana girl

By: | Updated: August 18, 2016 12:02 PM

23 year old Sakshi Malik brought out India out of slumber after winning a bronze on Day 12 at Rio 2016 Olympics in the 58 kg freestyle women wrestling. The girl from Rohtak said she had been preparing for this day ever since she was 13.

While celebrations galore continue at home and amongst the fraternity, the wrestler from Haryana has also been promised a cash prize of Rs 2.5 cr by the Haryana government. (PTI)While celebrations galore continue at home and amongst the fraternity, the wrestler from Haryana has also been promised a cash prize of Rs 2.5 cr by the Haryana government. (PTI)

23 year old Sakshi Malik brought out India out of slumber after winning a bronze on Day 12 at Rio 2016 Olympics in the 58 kg freestyle women wrestling. The girl from Rohtak said she had been preparing for this day ever since she was 13. Sakshi’s win has become a proud moment for India after the comparatively dismal performances of the Indian contingent.

While celebrations galore continue at home and amongst the fraternity, the wrestler from Haryana has also been promised a cash prize of Rs 2.5 cr by the Haryana government.

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

Sakshi has been on the recieving end of wishes ever since the euphoric moment took place on Wednesday night. Celebrties took to Twitter to congratulate Sakshi, here’s what they had to say:

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This is the first win for India and with this, India is on the 70th spot on the medal count, while United States is leading with 30 gold, 32 silver and 31 bronze medals to its kitty.

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