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Sakshi Malik yet to receive prize money from Haryana govt for Rio 2016 bronze

PTI
Published Mar 4, 2017, 6:40 pm IST
Updated Mar 4, 2017, 6:44 pm IST
Sakshi Malik, who became the 1st woman wrestler to win a bronze medal for India, is yet to receive her prize money from the Haryana govt.
Sakshi Malik was promised a prize money of Rs 2.5 crore for winning the Bronze medal at the Rio Olympics. (Photo: PTI)
 Sakshi Malik was promised a prize money of Rs 2.5 crore for winning the Bronze medal at the Rio Olympics. (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: Olympics bronze medallist wrestler Sakshi Malik on Saturday claimed that she has not yet received the incentives promised to her by the Haryana government after her historic medal at the Rio Games.

"Medal ka vada maine pura kiya, Haryana sarkar apna vada kab pura karegi? (I fulfilled my promise of winning an Olympic medal for the country, when will Haryana government fulfil its promise?)," tweeted Sakshi.

 

She further tweeted, "Announcements made by Haryana Government after my Olympic medal win were for media only?"

Sakshi Malik

Sakshi Malik

Cash rewards and incentives amounting to at least Rs 3.5 crore were announced by the Haryana government after Sakshi created history at the Rio Games last year by becoming the first woman wrestler from India to win an Olympic medal.

Government of Haryana – Sakshi's state – had before Olympics announced a prize money of Rs 6 crore for gold medallists, Rs 4 crore for silver and Rs 2.5 crore for bronze winners.

 

The 24-year-old girl from Rohtak had clinched a bronze medal in the 58kg freestyle category.

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Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi




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