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.
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:
T 2351 – #Rio2016 and the women of India doing us so proud .. especially in the wresting ..Sakshi you made us proud Indians !! COME ONNN !!
Congratulations Sakshi Malik! 1st Indian female wrestler to win an Olympic medal. Well done. You have done India proud!
— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) August 18, 2016
— Swami Ramdev (@yogrishiramdev) August 18, 2016
congratulations #SakshiMalik .entire nation is rejoicing on your achievement.thank you.
— Manoj Bajpayee (@BajpayeeManoj) August 18, 2016
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) August 18, 2016
1st medal!!!! Sakshi d superwoman! At last…thank u Sakshi Mallik, so so proud of u…
— Sonali Bendre Behl (@iamsonalibendre) August 17, 2016
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.