Sakshi Malik won first Rio Olympics 2016 medal for India
Sakshi Malik rio 2016
Woman wrestler Sakshi Malik has finally ended India’s long wait for a medal at the Rio Olympics 2016. She won the bronze medal in the 58kg category, becoming only the fourth woman athlete from India to win an Olympic medal.
Everyone from the Prime Minister, legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar to top Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan and Akshay Kumar took to Twitter to hail the woman from Rohtak.
Check out the tweets:
Narendra Modi: On this very auspicious day of Raksha Bandhan, Sakshi Malik, a daughter of India, wins a Bronze & makes all of us very proud. Sakshi Malik will inspire several sportspersons in the years to come.
Sachin Tendulkar : What great news to wake up to! Sakshi Malik, your resilience at #Rio2016 has made whole of India proud. Many Congratulations!!!
Amitabh Bachchan: T 2352 -“मालिक” तू “साक्षी” है कि हमारे देश में महिलाओं की शक्ति प्रबल है … उनका आदर सम्मान और उनकी रक्षा करना प्रत्येक नागरिक का फर्ज है
Aamir Khan: Congratulations Sakshi Malik! 1st Indian female wrestler to win an Olympic medal. Well done. You have done India proud!
MS Dhoni: Great comeback by Sakshi Malik to win our 1st medal in Rio. Determination and self belief are the key for a performance like this. Congratulation.
Akshay Kumar: Here comes the first!Thank you & congratulations Sakshi Malik!You’re the reason for a billion smiles today
Ajay Devgn: Sakshi Malik We want you to know that India loves you. Go Girl …We celebrate you with pride.
Karan Johar: The innocent smile of achievement and our smile is of immense pride.. Sakshi Malik is the hope for the future..
Ali Abbas Zafar: Haryana ki Sheri “sakshi malik” 1st medal for India in wrestling ….salute to the girl power .
Virender Sehwag: Sakshi Malik is a reminder of what can happen if u don’t kill a girl child. When the going gets tough, its our girls who get going & save our pride.
Shahid Kapoor: Sakshi Malik thank you. Proud of every indian athlete that is fighting the best to make us shine.
Bipasha Basu: Sakshi Malik makes us so proud #Rio2016
Aditi Rao Hydari: Wohoooo! Congratulations Sakshi Malik and congratulations #india #GirlPower on #rakshabandhan
Sonam Kapoor: Sakshi Malik has proved that all you need is an opportunity. The rest, as they say, is history!
Riteish Deshmukh: & the Indian flag flies high..You have made every Indian proud. Congratulations on the Olympic Bronze Sakshi Malik