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Rio Olympic medallist Sakshi Malik slams Haryana govt for not fulfilling promise

India TV Sports Desk New Delhi 04 Mar 2017, 17:58:37
Sakshi Malik, Haryana Government, Rio Olympics - India TV Source: PTI

Sakshi Malik, Olympics bronze medallist wrestler at Rio, claimed that she has not yet received the incentives promised to her by the Haryana government.

The 23-year-old wrestler was not only the fourth woman athlete from India to win an Olympic medal and but also the first Indian woman wrestler to win medal for the country.

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.

“Announcements made by Haryana Government after my OLYMPIC MEDAL win were for MEDIA ONLY ?,” she further posted on her twitter handle.

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 announced before Olympics 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.
(With inputs from PTI)


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