Sakshi Malik: A girl from semi urban city of Rohtak, Haryana Indian Wrestler Wins Bronze Medal in Women's 58-Kilogram Freestyle at Rio Olympics

Malik completed a two-point maneuver in the final seconds to beat Aisuluu Tynybekova of Kyrgyzstan in the bronze medal match. She is the first Indian woman to win an Olympic wrestling medal.


“It’s (the victory) the result of 12 years of wrestling day and night. I never gave up in the bout and gave it my maximum,” she told Indian television news channels after her victory.  

Sakshi belongs was born in northern conservative Haryana state, adjoining New Delhi, where women were only recently allowed to wrestle, where being women is a big crime in itself.  Malik is India’s fourth female athlete to climb the Olympic victory podium. 

It is a big slape on Shobha De top Indian Writer, Declaring through her column that “goal of (Olympic) team India is to go to Rio, take selfies and return home empty handed. What a waste of money and opportunity".

Now our next hope is Badminton Player P.V. Sindhu who will fight for gold medal in finale.

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