Twitter reacts to Sakshi Malik's bronze medal

Sakshi Malik, the 22-year-old from Rohtak, Haryana, won India's first medal at the Rio Games as she beat Kyrgyzstan's Aisuluu Tynybekova to win bronze in the women's 58 kg freestyle wrestling.

Twitter reacted to Sakshi Malik's outstanding feat.   -  getty images

Sakshi Malik, the 22-year-old from Rohtak, Haryana, won India's first medal at the Rio Games as she beat Kyrgyzstan's Aisuluu Tynybekova to win bronze in the women's 58 kg freestyle wrestling.

And her feat didn't go unnoticed as the Indian Tweeple exploded in delight.





Sports Minister Vijay Goel was also one of the many thrilled for Malik's outstanding achievement. He tweeted with a picture of Malik in her bout, saying "Congratulations to Sakshi Malik!!!.Wins First #Olympics #Bronze Medal for #IND in #Rio2016 #Kudos #proud #wrestling."





FROM THE SPORTING FRATERNITY:

Sachin Tendulkar: "What great news to wake up to! #SakshiMalik, your resilience at #Rio2016 has made whole of India proud. Many Congratulations!!!"

Boxer Mary Kom: "Congratulation #SakshiMalik Be strong #Rio2016 #wrestling #KheloIndia."

Shooter Gagan Narang: "When a Bronze is Heavier than a Gold ...#SakshiMalik Take a Bow."

Shooter Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore: "Congrats #SakshiMalik for the #Bronze @ #Rio2016 . #IND's daughter, we are proud of you.. Well done."

Off-spinner R. Ashwin: "#SakshiMalik has made India proud.Wrestling in India gets another big boost.#Rio2016."

Indian cricket coach Anil Kumble: "Well done #SakshiMalik on your achievement! Proud of you! #Rio2016"

Badminton doubles player Gutta Jwala: "Wowwwwww amazing amazinggggg #SakshiMalik, Take a bow."

Hockey 'keeper P. R. Sreejesh: "Congratulation #SakshiMalik..."

FROM BOLLYWOOD:

Aamir Khan: "Congratulations Sakshi Malik! 1st Indian female wrestler to win an Olympic medal. Well done. You have done India proud!"

Akshay Kumar: "Here comes the first! Thank you & congratulations #SakshiMalik! You're the reason for a billion smiles today #Rio2016"

Madhuri Dixit: "Congratulations #SakshiMalik for making us proud. You go girl."

Karan Johar: "The innocent smile of achievement and our smile is of immense pride.....#SakshiMalik is the hope for the future."

Randeep Hooda: "Very proud of #SakshiMalik for ending our medal drought this #Olympics2016 #JatPride #ProudIndian #Rohtak"

Sonam Kapoor: "#SakshiMalik has proved that all you need is an opportunity.The rest, as they say, is history! #Winning #GirlPower #OlympicsRio2016"