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Sakshi Malik to be awarded Rs 1 crore by Delhi government

Saturday, Aug 20, 2016,14:17 IST By metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia Saturday announced an award of Rs 1 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.