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Twitter Erupts With Joy As Sakshi Malik Bags India's First Medal At Rio

So proud!

18/08/2016 12:15 PM IST | Updated 18/08/2016 1:03 PM IST
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India's Sakshi Malik poses with her bronze medal

What felt like an unending wait for a medal at the Rio Olympics ended late last night when Sakshi Malik bagged a bronze medal after defeating Kyrgyzstan's Aisuluu Tynybekova in women's freestyle 58 Kg wrestling. It was a momentous occasion, not least because the 23-year-old is the first female Indian wrestler to win a medal at the Olympics.

Twitter exploded in joy. From sportspersons and celebrities to actors and politicians, there is no Indian left on Twitter who hasn't congratulated Malik.

Congratulations, Sakshi Malik!

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