Social media rejoices India’s first medal at Rio Olympics 2016


The glorious expedition from Rohtak to Rio was weaved by vigorous struggle, fanatical hard slog and immense talent, of course. The woman who got her name scripted in History, Sakshi Malik became the first lady wrestler in the 58kg category from the country who clinched a bronze Olympic medal. The wrestler is the fourth female athlete from India to win a medal at the world’s largest sporting event and got home the 25th medal in Olympic Games.

Olympics on social media

The country’s eager wait for a medal was finally fulfilled by Sakshi Malik, the 23 year old with gigantic dreams who wrestled her way to make India proud.  The Olympic fiesta commenced on August 5th 2016 and since then all the screens got chatty about the various aspects of the event.

Stirring infamous Shobha De controversy to celebrities cheering for the contingents within 140 characters and brands incessantly hopping on to the Olympic themed rousing social media campaigns, a lot has been happening in the digital space around it.

After social media going gaga over Dipa Karmakar the artistic gymnast’s fourth place victory and P V Sindhu the Indian badminton player entering the semi-finals, now it’s Sakshi Malik the netizens can’t hush about and they have every right to do so.

The celebratory tweets

Within 140 characters, people are putting across their sentiments behind the heroic victory of woman wrestler Sakshi Malik, who was among the three wrestlers to qualify for the Rio Olympics.

Social media is screeching with joy behind their screens and their tweets and posts are reassuring this statement. We’re all excited, we’re all proud and we all have taken the digital shelter to express these emotions.

Social Samosa gives a gist of the country’s sentiments, which has yet again come together for the love of sports and we couldn’t be happier that it’s not just for cricket this time.

Celebrities cheering for the bronze winning wrestler

Twitteratis are oozing with pride, here is a proof

As social media rejoices this precious achievement, we take a moment to express pride and gratitude towards Sakshi Malik for her exemplary performance.


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