Sakshi Malik, a girl who belongs from Haryana made India proud after she won her bronze medal.
Sakshi proved herself and became India’s first Indian woman wrestler to win a medal at Rio Olympics. Not only did she put an end to India’s frustration and painful wait but she proved a girl from small state should never be mistaken. (Yes!)
Well, it wasn’t an easy win for Sakshi as she was dropped down with 0-5 by Aisuluu Tynybekova in women’s freestyle 58kg wrestling category. It was a tough one; as Sakshi’s opponent grabbed her leg and she repeated the move again that lead her to win points. But, Sakshi later on took on her side and did the same move by letting Aisuluu down on the mat which led her gain one point. Sakshi then managed to earn two more points in her favor and managed to equal points up to 5-5. Not stopping down here; in a pressurize moment she took on the second round and defeated her opponent by 8-5 in the bronze medal match.
No doubt, we are proud of this young lady.
Well, scroll down to know some of the interesting facts related to Sakshi’s life:-
- Sakshi Malik is 23 years old belonging from a small village called Mokhra, Haryana. Sakshi’s father Sukhbir Malik is a bus conductor who always stood up for her even though she had to fight with boys in her village.
- Sakshi started off as a wrestler at a very young age of 12.
- Sakshi practices for almost 5-6 hours a day and from 1 year for Olympics preparation she was staying in a Rohtak’s hostel called “Sai Sports Authority of India”.
- Not only in sports but she is also brilliant in her studies.
- In year 2010, Sakshi won a Bronze at the 2010 junior world championship.
- In year 2014, she won Gold at the Dave Schultz International wrestling tournament and in August 2014 she also won a silver medal in Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
- In year 2015, she won bronze at Senior Asian wrestling Championship in Doha.
- In year 2016, Sakshi was qualified for the 2016 summer Olympics by defeating China’s Zhang Lan in the semi-final of the 58kg category.
And this one in her list too:- In August 2016-Sakshi made the world proud with her bronze medal winning against Asian champion Aisuluu Tynybekova.
We congratulate our First Indian Woman Wrestler Sakshi Malik who made India PROUD.