Sakshi Malik India Rio Olympics
[Representational Image] Malik's parents were overjoyed at her win while the Haryana government announced that she would be given Rs. 2.5 crore and a job after she won the medal. Picture: Sakshi Malik is ecstatic after winning a bronze medal for India, Aug.17, 2016Reuters

India finally broke the jinx at the Rio Olympics 2016 when 23-year-old freestyle wrestler Sakshi Malik won a bronze medal in the wrestling 58 kg category. She defeated Aisuluu Tynybekova of Kyrgyzstan in the bronze medal bout.

Wishes have been pouring in from all quarters across the world. The Haryana government has also announced that she would be given Rs. 2.5 crore and a job.

In a thrilling contest, Sakshi had fought back from 0-5 down to seal the bout 8-5 in her favour.

"(It is) a big achievement. (I) was after it for (the) past 12 years. I always dreamed of running with (the) flag and when I finally did it, it was (the) best moment of my life," Malik said after her win.

Politicians and celebrities from sports and film industries have also congratulated the wrestler on social media.

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