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PM Modi congratulates Sakshi Malik for historic Bronze win

Samarth Srivastava

Samarth SrivastavaBy Samarth Srivastava

Published on 18 Aug 2016 1:32 AM GMT

PM Modi congratulates Sakshi Malik for historic Bronze win
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New Delhi: Praising Indian wrestler Sakshi Malik, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday morning congratulated the former who registered a historic win grabbing first medal for India in the Rio Olympics 2016.

PM Modi said the whole nation is proud of the daughter of India, Sakshi Malik.

Calling her as an inspiration, Modi said that she will inspire several sportspersons in the coming years.

Modi took to Twitter to express his wishes in a series of tweets.

Sakshi has inaugurated India’s medal tally clinching bronze for the nation in the women’s 58 kg freestyle beating Kyrgyzstan’s Aisuluu Tynybekova.

Setting a record, Sakshi becomes the first Indian female wrestler winning an Olympic medal.

Sakshi had started the tournament on a winning note by defeating Swedish wrestler Malin Johanna Mattsson in the qualification round. She had continued her brilliance in the pre-quarter thumping Republic of Moldov’s Mariana Cherdivara Esanu in a nail-biter.

Seeing her winning the much needed medal for the country, Sakshi’s coach Ishwar Dahiya said lady wrestler has made her village Mokhra and Indian proud.

“This is the result of over ten years of hard work,” said Sakshi.

India, who has send its biggest contingent in the Rio Olympics 2016, is ranked 70th in the medal tally.

Also read: Rio: Sakshi Malik’s historic bronze opens medal tally for India

Samarth Srivastava

Samarth Srivastava

Employed as sub-editor at newstrack.com. A learner, who loves covering sports, entertainment and defence kind of stuff.

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