No one in India knew any Sakshi Malik, until she brought a Bronze medal to India from Rio Olympic 2016. And today, four men have come forward claiming to be her coach.
This is our Dramatic India!
This unknown girl from Haryana has made the entire nation proud. Today she is a common name in every household and she clearly deserves this. The Indian Government is also taking initiatives to help her and other girls interested in sports in every way possible, be it finance or infrastructure.
The Haryana government has promised to award all the coaches of medal winners from Rio Olympic with a cash prize of Rs 10 lakh. This is the reason why these four men have come out to say that they are the one who understood and enhanced her talent.
Anil Vij, the Haryana States sports minister, spoke to the Times of India (TOI) and said the award will be given to the coach that Sakhi Malik herself acknowledges in writing. He said, “According to our policy, we give the award to the coach who the player endorses in writing.”
According to the reports, Sudesh Malik, Sakshi’s mother has informed that a retired sports officer named Ishwar trained her daughter from 2004 to 2009. Mandeep has been training Sakshi ever since. However, the Government believes Mandeep would be the right person for the Rs 10 lakh award.
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