Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on 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.
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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.