Sakshi to be awarded Rs. 2.50 cr by Haryana govt.

The 23-year-old from Rohtak became only the fourth woman athlete from India to win an Olympic medal.

August 18, 2016 03:01 pm | Updated November 17, 2021 02:31 am IST - Chandigarh

India's Sakshi Malik celebrates after defeating Aisuluu Tynybekova of Kyrgyzstan during the Women's Freestyle 58 kg Bronze match on Day 12 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesady. Photo: Getty Images

India's Sakshi Malik celebrates after defeating Aisuluu Tynybekova of Kyrgyzstan during the Women's Freestyle 58 kg Bronze match on Day 12 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesady. Photo: Getty Images

The Haryana government on Thursday 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.

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