Wrestler Sakshi malik :
Indian Wrestler Sakshi malik won bronze in women’s wrestling at the Rio Olympic Games on Wednesday, bringing home most awaited medal for this season of the biggest extravaganza of games and sports worldwide. It is the first medal of this season and highly appreciated as when most of big heads like Abhinav Bindra and Saina Nehwal were out of the competition..
Twenty three-year-old Malik could defeat Kyrgyzstan’s Aisuluu Tynybekova in the 58-kilogram freestyle in a dramatic manner, by making a comeback in the final seconds to win with the score of 8-5. Earlier in the match, there were times when Sakshi was at none and Aisuluu has got 5 points in her bucket.
After winning, Malik celebrated and jogged around the stadium with Indian flag aloft.
This victory of Malik is historical as she becomes the first Indian woman wrestler to win an Olympic Medal for the country.
The dry run of India has been stopped by Malik and her Bronze gave a real relief to Indian government also as this year the nation has sent the largest number of contingent to Olympics.
The Prime Minister himself has met all the participants before the competition got started. The showing of PM’s support would go in vain if India would not make up for a single medal.
By far India has won 26 medals too less if we consider the population and its appearances in Olympics since 20th century.
Malik’s first success as a professional wrestler in the international arena came in 2010 at the Junior World Championships where she won the bronze medal in the 58 kg freestyle event. At the 2014 Dave Schultz International Tournament, she won gold in the 60 kg category.