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Sakshi Malik – The Pride of India in Rio Olympics 2016


Sakshi Malik is an Indian freestyle wrestler who has won the bronze medal in the 58 kg category, becoming the first Indian female wrestler to win a medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Sakshi Malik had previously won silver medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, and bronze medal at the 2015 Asian Wrestling Championships in Doha.

Following are some of the tweets that were sent by Indians cheering Sakshi Malik for her achievement in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

1. Dheeraj Kummar came up with this wonderful tagline for Sakshi Malik

2. Respect for Sakshi Malik

3. Call for the Presstitutes

4. Sakshi Malik, the rockstar

5. Sand Art for Sakshi Malik

6. Delighted

7. Some Raksha Bandhan Love

8. Lets Talk About Achievement

9. Raksha Bandhan Gift For Every Indian

10. International Comparison

11. Princess Forever

12. Realization

After Sakshi Malik won the bronze medal, the following awards and recognition were declared:

  • ₹2.5 crore (US$370,000) from the Government of Haryana, in addition to a state land grant
  • ₹60 lakh (US$89,000) from the Indian Railways, as her employer (₹50 lakh (US$74,000) for the medal, ₹10 lakh (US$15,000) for qualifying)
  • ₹20 lakh (US$30,000) from the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
  • ₹20 lakh (US$30,000) from the Indian Olympic Association
  • ₹15 lakh (US$22,000) from the JSW Group
  • Rani Laxmi Bai Award from the Government of Uttar Pradesh, with a prize of ₹3.11 lakh (US$4,600)
  • ₹1.01 lakh (US$1,500) from Salman Khan, for qualifying as an Olympic participant
  • Promotion from senior clerk in the Indian Railways to a gazetted officer rank

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