After Sakshi Malik was welcomed by the ministers of Haryana government at the Capital’s Indira Gandhi International Airport with the grand reception. Sakshi was accompanied by Haryana’s sports and youth affair minister Anil Vij, who was also present in Rio as head of the state delegation.
In an interview with Times Now, Sakshi said, “It was my dream and hard work of years, Since long I had thought of going to the Olympics to win a medal for the country. It finally happened in Rio.” She also thanked wrestlers Geeta Phogat, Sushil Kumar, and Yogeshwar Dutt, saying “It was inspiring when Geeta Phogat qualified for wrestling as she was the first Indian woman to qualify for Olympics. It lit a hope that if one weight category can qualify, there can be more. She also has a role to play in my victory,”
Sakshi Malik won the bronze medal in Women wrestling 58 Kg category at Rio Olympics. The new brand ambassador seems promising.