President congratulates Sakshi for Rio bronze

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2016 Rio Olympics - Wrestling - Final - Women's Freestyle 58 kg Bronze - Carioca Arena 2 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 17/08/2016. Sakshi Malik (IND) of India celebrates winning the bronze medal. REUTERS/Toru Hanai FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
2016 Rio Olympics - Wrestling - Final - Women's Freestyle 58 kg Bronze - Carioca Arena 2 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 17/08/2016. Sakshi Malik (IND) of India celebrates winning the bronze medal. REUTERS/Toru Hanai FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
2016 Rio Olympics – Wrestling – Final – Women’s Freestyle 58 kg Bronze – Carioca Arena 2 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – 17/08/2016. Sakshi Malik (IND) of India celebrates winning the bronze medal. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday congratulated wrestler Sakshi Malik for winning the bronze medal at the ongoing Rio Olympics in Brazil.

In a message to Malik, Mukherjee said: “I am extremely happy to hear of your success in winning the bronze medal in 58 kg women wrestling at the Rio Olympics. You are the first ever Indian female to claim a medal in wrestling at the Olympics.”

“Please accept my hearty congratulations and best wishes on this accomplishment, which has done India proud and ensured that our flag flies high in the international arena. I wish you continued success in all future endeavours.”