Sakshi Malik has done it! The 23-year-old female wrestler hailing from Rohtak, Haryana has won a bronze medal in Women’s 58-Kilogram Freestyle in the 2016 Rio Olympics, opening the tally for India. She beat Kyrgyzstan’s Aisuluu Tynybekova in the final seconds to clinch an unbelievable victory to become the first Indian female wrestler to win a wrestling medal at Olympics. Sakshi Malik has created history!
The Government of Haryana has announced a reward of Rs 2.5 crores for her winning performance.
India, expectedly, cannot control the excitement. Wishes and congratulatory messages are flowing in from all corners.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said,
Sakshi Malik creates history! Congratulations to her for the Bronze. The entire nation is rejoicing.
On this very auspicious day of Raksha Bandhan, Sakshi Malik, a daughter of India, wins a Bronze and makes all of us very proud.
Sakshi Malik will inspire several sportspersons in the years to come.
Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag complimented the sportswoman saying,
“#SakshiMalik is a reminder of what can happen if you don’t kill a girl child. When the going gets tough, it’s our girls who get going & save our pride.” [Edited]
Indian Railways has promoted Sakshi to Divisional Commercial Manager from previous clerk post.
After her win, the Haryana girl could not contain her excitement and exclaimed, “I knew this medal was mine!” She gave the credit to her 12 years of fight for day and night.
Bollywood stars Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Shahid Kapoor, Ajay Devgan and many others, are showering praise on this young star. Business tycoon Anand Mahindra used this opportunity to speak out that this is the moment when we inspire ourselves to turn Indian sport around.
We have been able to pull off the video in which Sakshi can be seen clinching victory in the last 10 seconds of the game.
Every Indian must watch this! Goosebumps are guaranteed.