Rio Olympics: Delhi govt announces an award of Rs1 crore to Sakshi Malik

Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia also announced a promotion for Sakshi Malik’s father, Sukhbir Malik, who works as a bus conductor in DTC


Wrestler Sakshi Malik celebrates after beating Kyrgyzstan’s Aisuluu Tynybekova to win the bronze in the women’s wrestling freestyle 58kg competition at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Photo: PTI
Wrestler Sakshi Malik celebrates after beating Kyrgyzstan’s Aisuluu Tynybekova to win the bronze in the women’s wrestling freestyle 58kg competition at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Photo: PTI

New Delhi: Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday announced an award of Rs1 crore for Olympics bronze medallist Sakshi Malik.

Sisodia visited the parents of the wrestler in Haryana’s Rohtak and announced the award. He also announced a promotion for Sakshi’s father, Sukhbir Malik, who works as a bus conductor in Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC).

On Wednesday, the 23-year-old wrestler ended the country’s wait for a medal at the Rio Olympic Games as she bagged the bronze medal in the 58 kg category, pulling off a dramatic 8-5 victory in the play-off bout.

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