Rio Olympics 2016: Wishes pour in for Sakshi Malik as she ends India’s medal drought at Rio

| Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 11:42
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Rio de Janeiro: Grappler Sakshi Malik finally gave 1.3 billion Indians a chance to rejoice by clinching India’s first medal at the Rio Olympics 2016 – a bronze in the 58 kg Women's Freestyle category.
She defeated Kyrgyzstan's Aisuluu Tynybekova, overturning a 0-5 deficit to 8-5 in the second round to become the first Indian female wrestler to win an Olympic medal.
Wishes started pouring on for Malik from all quarters as Twitterati celebrated the end of the medal-drought for India and wished success to the 23-year-old wrestler for her upcoming events.
The Haryana government also announced Rs 2.5 cr and a government job for Malik. 
We take a look at some of the best tweets: 

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