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.
— President of India (@RashtrapatiBhvn) August 18, 2016
Sakshi Malik creates history! Congratulations to her for the Bronze. The entire nation is rejoicing. — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 18, 2016
On this very auspicious day of Raksha Bandhan, Sakshi Malik, a daughter of India, wins a Bronze & makes all of us very proud. #Rio2016
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 18, 2016
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) August 18, 2016
— Ajay Maken (@ajaymaken) August 17, 2016
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) August 18, 2016
— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) August 17, 2016
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) August 18, 2016
#SakshiMalik is a reminder of what cn happn if u don't kill a girl child.When d going gets tough,its our girls who get going &save our pride
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 18, 2016
Wowwwwww amazing amazinggggg #SakshiMalik
Take a bow
— Gutta Jwala (@Guttajwala) August 17, 2016
— Vijender Singh (@boxervijender) August 18, 2016