Sakshi Malik to be Awarded Cash Prize, Job by Haryana Government For Olympic Bronze

Updated: 19 August 2016 01:48 IST

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 to be Awarded Cash Prize, Job by Haryana Government For Olympic Bronze
Sakshi Malik won the women's 58 kg freestyle bronze at Rio Olympics. © AFP

Chandigarh:

Haryana government on Thursday announced a reward of Rs 2.50 crore and a job to wrestler Sakshi Malik for winning a bronze medal in the Rio Olympics.

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.

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Highlights
  • 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
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