Rio Olympics would have been a bad dream for India if this had not happened. 11 days of India’s journey into Olympics went without a medal in the bag. But what happened on Day 12 of this Olympics is going to stay memorable! During the early hours of Thursday, a small ray of hope started which later beamed into a Bronze medal. Yes, Sakshi Mallik, the 23-year old gritty young wrestler from India has won the Bronze medal in 58-kg category.
Sakshi, has finally ended the medal drought for India. And the whole nation seems to be overwhelmed by this amazing performance.Congratulations out poured for Sakshi Mallik and here’s the best from twitter.
Congratulations out poured for Sakshi Mallik and here’s the best from twitter.
Firstpost summed up the challenging yet combating journey of Sakshi Mallik at RIO Olympics –
0-4 down in Qfication, won 5-4
0-3 down in pre-QF, won 5-5
2-2 in Repechage, won 12-3
0-5 down in Bronze match, won 8-5 #Champ
— FirstpostSports (@FirstpostSports) August 17, 2016
Customary yet well-deserved wishes from our PM, Modi ji –
Sakshi Malik will inspire several sportspersons in the years to come. https://t.co/5aE24BIryT
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 18, 2016
Viru, aptly tweets the woman-power
#SakshiMalik is a reminder of what cn happn if u don’t kill a girl child.When d going gets tough,its our girls who get going &save our pride
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 18, 2016
And there Sakshi goes to flaunt her badass Bronze medal
Looks like gold to me!! #SakshiMalik you warrior!! Honoured to be part of this incredible achievement..#Rio2016 #JSW pic.twitter.com/p6B3PcHbY9
— Mustafa Ghouse (@MustafaGhouse) August 18, 2016