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

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.

PTI | Updated on: 18 Aug 2016, 03:07:59 PM
Sakshi Malik to be awarded Rs 2.50 cr, job by Haryana govt


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.

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First Published : 18 Aug 2016, 03:06:00 PM