Wrestler Sakshi Malik to be awarded Rs 2.50 cr by Haryana govt

Chandigarh, PTI | Updated : 18 August 2016, 03:07 PM

Haryana government today announced a reward of Rs 2.50 crore and a job to wrestler Sakshi Malik for winning a bronze medal in the Rio Olympics.

A financial reward of Rs 2.50 crore will be given to Sakshi for winning the bronze medal, an official spokesman said here.

Besides, she will also be given a government job for her historic feat as provided in the sports policy of the state, he said.

Sakshi ended the country’s painful wait for a medal at the Rio Olympic Games by clinching the bronze in the 58 kg category, pulling off a sensational 8-5 victory over her rival in the play-off bout.

The 23-year-old from Rohtak became only the fourth woman athlete from India to win an Olympic medal as she earned the dramatic win after falling behind 0-5 in the do-or-die bout on day 12.

First Published: Thursday, August 18, 2016 03:06 PM
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