August 18: Haryana girl Sakshi Malik on Thursday won India its first medal in Rio Olympics 2016, in an amazingly dramatic win in the bronze bout against Aisuluu Tynybekova of Kyrgyzstan. With all the talk on in the media and social media about Indian contingent’s disappointing perfromance at the Great Games, this victory has come has a huge morale booster, as Sakshi Malik is not only the first Indian female wrestler to win an Olympic medal, but also just the fourth Indian female athlete to win a medal, after weight lifter Karnam Malleshwari, boxer Mary Kom and badminton player Saina Nehwal.Also Read - Recent Developments in Afghanistan Prove Radicalisation Biggest challenge to Peace: PM Modi at SCO Summit | Key Points

Twitter erupted in cheers and celebrations for the spiritted 23-year-old from Rohtak, Haryana, who finally managed to end India’s dry spell. First and foremost to congratulate Sakshi Malik for her Bronze win is Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who tweeted out his jubilations and best wishes for her. “Sakshi Malik creates history! Congratulations to her for the Bronze. The entire nation is rejoicing”, the PM’s Twitter handle said. “On this very auspicious day of Raksha Bandhan, Sakshi Malik, a daughter of India, wins a Bronze & makes all of us very proud. Sakshi Malik will inspire several sportspersons in the years to come”, he said in successive tweets. ALSO READ: Rio Olympics 2016: Spirited Sakshi Malik takes bronze in wrestling to open India’s account Also Read - PM Modi's 71st Birthday: From Record Covid-19 Vaccination to E-Auction of Gifts, How BJP Aims to Make The Day Historic

Other Twitter users were also ecstatic as the microblogging site echoed with cheers from all corners, with everyone congratulating Sakshi Malik on her stupendous win. Many sounded hopeful as they mulled over more victories, while some others hailed the win as a victory of woman power and as an indication for cynics like Shobhaa de to shut up. Also Read - PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana: Good News For Farmers, Govt to Disburse Pending Amount Along With Next Installment