Yet to receive cash award from Haryana government, says Sakshi Malik


Rio Olympic Bronze Medallist Sakshi Malik has disclosed that she hasn’t received the cash award assured to her by the Haryana government. She was promised cash reward of Rs 3.5 crore by the government.

At Rio Olympics, she secured bronze medal in the month of August. Recently, she was honoured with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.

“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?),” bronze medallist Sakshi tweeted.

Sakshi was supposed to be given cash prize of Rs 2.5 crore for bronze medal. The bronze medallist beat Mongolia’s Orkhon Purevdorj and Aisuluu Tynybekova of Kyrgyzstan in the first and second round of 58kg freestyle.

Last year, she became the first Indian woman wrestler to secure an Olympic medal.