Chandigarh, August 18—The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, has congratulated Sakshi Malik for scripting history by becoming the first woman wrestler from Haryana and India to bag Bronze medal in the Olympics at Rio in Brazil. She has done Haryana and the country proud.
In a statement issued here today, the Chief Minister said, "Sakshi Malik has done Haryana and the country proud by opening India's account in the medals tally in the Olympics at Rio in Brazil. I congratulate her and members of her family on her achievement. The way she came from behind to win Bronze at Rio shows her class, grit and determination."
The Rohtak girl, a silver medalist at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games and bronze winner at the 2014 Incheon Asian Games, earned a dramatic come-from-behind win over Kyrgyzstan’s Aisuluu Tynybekova to make history. Mr Manohar Lal wished other players from Haryana and the country good luck.