It felt like forever but at long last India has won its first Olympic medal at Rio 2016, thanks to Sakshi Malik’s fantastic achievement in women’s freestyle 58 kg wrestling. 



While the nation celebrated, there was no one happier than Sakshi’s mother, obviously. 

Watch Sudesh’s Malik’s ecstatic celebrations right here:


The Olympian’s mother spoke about her daughter’s achievement, about how she succeeded in what is a “male sport”: 


We are proud of you, Sakshi. For winning your motherland an Olympic medal and for making your mother so jubilant!