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Sakshi Malik Wins India’s First Rio Olympic Medal in 2016 Olympics

Sakshi Malik Wins India's First Rio Olympic Medal in 2016 Olympics
Sakshi Malik Wins India’s First Rio Olympic Medal in 2016 Olympics

In the early hours of Thursday, India procured its first award of the 2016 Summer Olympics. Sakshi Malik  was the one to do it for the nation, whose athletic unforeseen has hitherto complimented to cheat in Brazil, by catching the bronze decoration (through Repechage) in the 58-kg class of Women’s Freestyle Wrestling. In the wake of losing the Quarterfinal to consequent finalist Koblova Zholobowa, Sakshi went ahead to win the Repêchage against Mongolia’s Orkhon Purevdorj, and afterward Kyrgyzstan’s Aisuluu Tynybekova.
The award is rendered all the more critical in that it was won after Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi‘s wrestling peer in the 48-kg classification, was compelled to resign hurt ahead of schedule into her Semifinal session after a promising showcase, PRior on Wednesday.
Sakshi Malik  scripted history by turning into the main lady wrestler from India to pack an Olympic award and just fourth female competitor from the nation to move to the platform at the greatest brandishing occasion on the planet. In general, Sakshi has won India’s fifth wrestlingdecoration in the Olympic Games. It is India’s 25th award in Olympic Games.

Brief History Of  Sakshi Malik:

Born on September 3, 1992, in Rohtak, Haryana, Sakshi Malik  has her strong guardians, Sudesh and Sukhbir, to thank for empowering her in her irregular profession decision.

The 23-year-old from Mokhra town started her preparation inwrestling as a 12-year-old under the direction of Ishwar Dahiya at an akhara in the Chotu Ram stadium. Her preparing was caused along by fighting a ton of young men, in a district where the game was ‘not for young ladies’. Truth be told, Dahiya confronted challenges from local people when he encouraged Sakshi.

Entrance in Rio2016 Olympics:

Sakshi Malik Wins India's First Rio Olympic Medal in 2016 Olympics
Sakshi Malik Wins India’s First Rio Olympic Medal in 2016 Olympics


2010: By the age of 18, she had tasted victory at junior-level competitions. She won a Bronze at the 2010 Junior World Championships in the 59-kg category.
2014: She first came to the international limelight after taking home the Gold at the Dave Schultz International Wrestling Tournament (60-kg).
July-August 2014: Her professional international career began with a silver medal in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, courtesy two 4-0 bouts.
September 2014: She crashed out in the Quarterfinal at the World Wrestling Championships in Tashkent. But not before beating her Senegalese opponent 4-1 in the Round of 16.
May 2015: Then on to the Senior Asian Wrestling Championships in Doha, where she won the Bronze.
On that victory, she said:

“My silver at the 2014 Commonwealth Games is my personal favourite. Although I displayed some aggressive wrestling at the 2015 Asian Championships and clinched a bronze, my bout at Glasgow was more challenging.”
Following that, Sakshi booked her seat on the flight to Rio by winning Bronze in the Summer Olympics Qualifiers, defeating Chinese Lan Zhang in the semifinal, at Istanbul.
July 2016: She won 60-kg Bronze at the Spanish Grand Prix.