Sakshi Malik wins India its first Olympics medal, Twitter bursts in to celebration


Sakshi Malik won the bronze in the Women's Freestyle 58kg category against Aisuluu Tynybekova of Kyrgyzstan.
The 23-year-old from Haryana won India its first medal, breaking the dry spell the country was witnessing at the Olympics being held at Rio.
The nation took to Twitter to shower their love upon the wrestler.

Here are some of the best tweets doing the rounds:

Sakshi Malik creates history! Congratulations to her for the Bronze. The entire nation is rejoicing.

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 18, 2016

On this very auspicious day of Raksha Bandhan, Sakshi Malik, a daughter of India, wins a Bronze & makes all of us very proud.


— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 18, 2016

And for all the male chauvinists in India, think again. It was a woman who made India look good with its first medal! #SakshiMalik

— SUHEL SETH (@suhelseth) August 18, 2016

#SakshiMalik is a reminder of what cn happn if u don't kill a girl child.When d going gets tough,its our girls who get going &save our


— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 18, 2016

Here comes the first!Thank you & congratulations #SakshiMalik !You're the reason for a billion smiles today?? #Rio2016

— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) August 18, 2016

Congratulations to daughter of India #SakshiMalik for winning #Bronze in #Rio2016 . You made us Proud.

— Dr Raman Singh (@drramansingh) August 18, 2016

Congratulations to #SakshiMalik on winning the Bronze in Women's Freestyle 58kg to give India its first medal????We are proud of

u?? #Rio2016

— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) August 18, 2016

A medal! And a first for a woman wrestler! Hopefully, the first of many. Congratulations to the tough #SakshiMalik

— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 18, 2016

#SakshiMalik I salute the woman , the athlete n the Indian in u.What a fantastic win n what a glorious moment.Congratulations

#Olympics #Ind

— Neha Dhupia (@NehaDhupia) August 18, 2016

Congratulations to India's daughter and a member of Railway family #SakshiMalik for winning first medal for India at #Rio2016 Proud


— Suresh Prabhu (@sureshpprabhu) August 18, 2016

This isn't a selfie, Shobha De. #SakshiMalik

— TheGoanPatiala (@TheGoanPatiala) August 18, 2016

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