18/08/2016 12:15 PM IST | Updated 18/08/2016 1:03 PM IST

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

So proud!

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!