India’s first medal at Rio Olympics 2016 – Sakshi Malik

Female wrestler Sakshi Malik has got India’s first medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. She is the first Indian female wrestler to win an Olympic medal. 

Sakshi Malik; 23-year-old Haryana’s girl defeated Kyrgyzstan’s Aisuluu Tynybekova in the 58kg freestyle wrestling category, making a comeback in the final seconds to win 8-5. After her victory Malik run around the wrestling arena, carrying the Indian flag.  Sakshi Malik is India’s fourth female athlete to climb the Olympic victory podium. She told to TV channel – “It’s (the victory) the result of 12 years of wrestling day and night. I never gave up in the bout and gave it my maximum,”

On her Success, Prime Minister of Narender Modi tweeted

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On this very auspicious day of Raksha Bandhan, Sakshi Malik, a daughter of India, wins a Bronze & makes all of us very proud.Rio2016”

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