Rio Olympics: Rs 2.5 crore reward for Sakshi Malik

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Chandigarh, Aug 18: Haryana government today (August 18) announced a reward of Rs 2.50 crore and a job to wrestler Sakshi Malik for winning a bronze medal in the Rio Olympics.

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A financial reward of Rs 2.50 crore will be given to Sakshi for winning the bronze medal, an official spokesman said here. (Who is Sakshi?)

Sakshi Malik (right) with her coach Kuldeep Singh after winning bronze

Besides, she will also be given a government job for her historic feat as provided in the sports policy of the state, he said. (Rs 60 lakh for Sakshi from Railways)

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. (Photos of Sakshi's celebrations)

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.

PTI

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