‘I fulfilled my promise of winning an Olympic medal, when will Haryana fulfill its promise?’ Sakshi Malik ask her state government 

March 4, 2017, 10:04 pm
‘I fulfilled my promise of winning an Olympic medal, when will Haryana fulfill its promise?’ Sakshi Malik ask her state government 
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‘I fulfilled my promise of winning an Olympic medal, when will Haryana fulfill its promise?’ Sakshi Malik ask her state government 

‘I fulfilled my promise of winning an Olympic medal, when will Haryana fulfill its promise?’ Sakshi Malik ask her state government 

Olympic medallist Sakshi Malik on Tuesday said that she is yet to receive the incentives promised to her by the Haryana government for winning a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

The Olympic medallist, who became a star of the country after winning the first medal in the 2016 Rio Olympics, was promised with several incentives by the state government.

"Medal ka vada maine pura kiya, Haryana sarkar apna vada kab pura karegi? (I fulfilled my promise of winning an Olympic medal, when will Haryana government fulfill its promise?)," tweeted Sakshi.

"Announcements made by Haryana Government after my OLYMPIC MEDAL win were for MEDIA ONLY ?," she added further.

Sakshi was not only India's first medal winner of the Rio Games but was also the first woman wrestler to win an Olympic medal.

She was welcomed grandly by the country, particularly by Haryana government.

Haryana's sports and youth affairs minister Anil Vij, who was present in Rio as head of state delegation, had accompanied the wrestler on the return flight.

After landing in Delhi following her exploits in Rio, she had travelled to Bahadurgarh in Jhajjar district, where Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar along with his senior cabinet colleagues Abhimanyu and OP Dhankar, among others, welcomed the star athlete.

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.

The 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.