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Last Updated Saturday March 25 2017 05:05 PM IST

Why Sakshi Malik is upset with Haryana government

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Sakshi Malik

New Delhi: Olympics bronze medalist wrestler Sakshi Malik on Saturday claimed that she has not yet received the incentives promised to her by the Haryana government after her historic medal at the Rio Games.

"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 fulfill its promise?)," tweeted Sakshi.

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"Announcements made by Haryana Government after my OLYMPIC MEDAL win were for MEDIA ONLY?," the wrestler from Rohtak further posted on her twitter handle.

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 state government had announced before Olympics Rs 6 crore for gold medallsts, Rs 4 crore for silver medal winners and Rs 2.5 crore for bronze medalists.

The 24-year-old had clinched a bronze medal in the 58kg freestyle category.

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