Akshay Kumar, Karan Johar, everyone in Bollywood is proud of Sakshi Malik

  • ANI, New Delhi
  • Updated: Aug 18, 2016 10:49 IST
India's Sakshi Malik trounced Mangolia's Orkhon Purevdorg 12-3 in Repechage round to advance to bronze medal play-off in Rio Olympics on Wednesday. (PTI)

Ever since freestyle wrestler Sakshi Malik gave India its first medal at Rio Olympics, the nation has been drenched in patriotic pride and the Twitter is flooding with regards and wishes.

Among several others, Bollywood celebrities also took the opportunity to congratulate the 24-year-old Rohtak girl, who became the first Indian woman to earn a medal in wrestling.

Karan Johar in his tweet said Sakshi is nation’s hope, “The innocent smile of achievement and our smile is of immense pride.....#SakshiMalik is the hope for the future.”

1st medal!!! Thank u SAKSHI MALIK so so proud of u.... #sakshimalik #truefighter #superwoman #tearsofjoy

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TV actor Karanvir Bohra, in his comment said, “We are proud of you girl #SakshiMalik.”

Malik, on Wednesday, brought an end to India’s long wait for a medal at the ongoing Rio Olympics, clinching bronze in the Women’s Freestyle 58kg category with a spirited comeback victory over Aisuluu Tynybekova of Kyrgyzstan.

Although the 23-year-old was trailing 0-5 against her Kyrgyzstani opponent after the first period, she bounced back in style to hand India its fourth bronze medal in wrestling in the Olympic history.

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