Rio Olympics: The Sensational Feat Of Sakshi Malik, The First Indian Woman To Win A Medal In Wrestling

The Logical Indian

August 18th, 2016 / 12:54 PM

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And the wait is over
India’s agonizing wait in bagging the first medal of the Olympics has finally come to close thanks to Sakshi Malik, the Haryana girl who won the bronze medal match beating Kyrgysztan’s Aisuluu Tynybekova. Sakshi Malik made a dramatic comeback from being 5-0 down to win 8-5. The appreciation have started to pour in and the entire country feels the sense of pride as one woman rises to the podium in the world’s most coveted stage to receive her medal. Quite a journey for the lady who took up the sport when she was 9 years old.


A glorious history
Sakshi has glorious history that precedes her medal victory. Firstly she becomes the first woman wrestler to win a medal at the Olympics besides she is also the fourth female athelete from India to have podium finish. Sakshi was also a silver medallist at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games and bronze winner at the 2014 Incheon Asian Games. She qualfied through second Olympic Games World Qualifying Tournament in Istanbul and had to battle social biases while learning wrestling.


Records broken, hearts won
Sakshi could not believe the records she has broken, millions of Indians know what this record means to her and the country. At a time when non participants were grabbing headlines for the wrong reason, Sakshi’s story comes as a infusion of fresh air and vigour in India’s quest towards winning medals at the Olympics. Sakshi said “I never thought I would become the first woman wrestler from India to bag an Olympic medal in wrestling.” besides she credited her 12 years of hardwork for the feat.


The Logical Indian applauds and salutes Sakshi for her courage, determination and success. This victory is special for Sakshi and many millions of Indians who are inspired by it.


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