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President Mukherjee and Prime Minister Modi congratulate wrestler Sakshi Malik for winning bronze medal at Rio Olympics
The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister, Narendra Modi have congratulated Ms Sakshi Malik for winning a bronze medal at the Rio Olympics.

In a message sent to Sakshi Malik, the President said, "I am extremely happy to hear of your success in winning the bronze medal in women's wrestling 58 kg category at the 2016 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," he added.

Modi in his message said, "Sakshi Malik creates history! Congratulations to her for the bronze. The entire nation is rejoicing. On this very auspicious day of Raksha Bandhan, Sakshi Malik, a daughter of India, wins a bronze and makes all of us very proud. Sakshi Malik will inspire several sportspersons in the years to come."

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