India sacrificed its sleep on Thursday, a token gesture of appreciation for the decades of hard work and sacrifice made by Sakshi Malik. The wrestler from Rohtak, did not disappoint, lifting the gloom over the country’s Rio Olympics campaign with a historic bronze medal, the first by an Indian female wrestler at the quadrennial event.
As is the norm, the joy and pride spilled over to the social media:
What an elation in the middle of the night!! Difficult to sleep with so much adrenaline in my system after a nail biting match #SakshiMalik— Heena sidhu (@HeenaSidhu10) August 17, 2016
Wowwwwww amazing amazinggggg #SakshiMalik— Gutta Jwala (@Guttajwala) August 17, 2016
Take a bow 👏🏼👏🏼
When a Bronze is Heavier than a Gold ...#SakshiMalik Take a Bow💪🏻👍🏻👌🏻🙏🏻— GAGAN NARANG (@gaGunNarang) August 17, 2016
Thank you Sister .#SakshiMalik— Dipak (@dipak_nai) August 17, 2016