Sakshi Malik to be Awarded Cash Prize, Job by Haryana Government For Olympic Bronze
A financial reward of Rs 2.50 crore will be given to Sakshi Malik for winning the bronze medal, while she will also be given a government job for her historic feat, the Haryana government said on Thursday
Sakshi Malik is set to receive a job and a cash prize from Haryana govt
Malik had won a bronze medal in wrestling on Wednesday
Sakshi Malik is the first Indian female wrestler to win an Olympic medal
A financial reward of Rs 2.50 crore will be given to Sakshi for winning the bronze medal, an official spokesman said.
Besides, she will also be given a government job for her historic feat as provided in the sports policy of the state, he said.
Sakshi ended the country's painful wait for a medal at the Rio Olympic Games by clinching the bronze in the 58 kg category, pulling off a sensational 8-5 victory over her rival in the play-off bout.
The 23-year-old from Rohtak became only the fourth woman athlete from India to win an Olympic medal as she earned the dramatic win after falling behind 0-5 in the do-or-die bout on day 12.