Modi congratulates Rio medallist Sakshi Malik

Modi congratulates Rio medallist Sakshi Malik

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday congratulated wrestler Sakshi Malik who clinched bronze on Wednesday to give India its first medal at the ongoing Olympics in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro.
“Sakshi Malik creates history! Congratulations to her for the Bronze. The entire nation is rejoicing,” Modi tweeted.

Sakshi, 23, brought an end to India’s long medal wait, when every hopeful had failed one by one.

In another tweet, the prime minister said: “On this very auspicious day of Raksha Bandhan, Sakshi Malik, a daughter of India, wins a Bronze & makes all of us very proud.”

Sakshi clinched the bronze in the Women’s Freestyle 58kg category with a spirited comeback victory over Aisuluu Tynybekova of Kyrgyzstan.

–IANS

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