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How India celebrated Sakshi Malik’s ‘golden’ bronze at Olympics

Sakshi Malik 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.

olympics 2016 Updated: Aug 18, 2016 07:30 IST
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Hindustan Times
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Sakshi Malik is the first female wrestler from India to win an Olympics medal.(REUTERS)

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:

First Published: Aug 18, 2016 04:29 IST