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13 Facts Short Biography of Sakshi Malik Bronze Medal Winner

13 Facts Short Biography of Sakshi Malik Bronze Medal Winner at Rio Olympics 2016

Sakshi Malik won the Bronze Medal at Rio Olympics 2016 in the 58 kg category

1-Name - Sakshi Malik
She is the first Indian woman to win an Olympic medal in wrestling.

2-Born - 3 September 1992, Rohtak, Haryana India
Parents: Sudesh Malik, Sukhbir Malik
Malik was born on 3 September 1992 in Mokhra village of Haryana's Rohtak district to Sukhbir, a bus conductor with Delhi Transport Corporation, and Sudesh Malik, a supervisor
According to her father, she was motivated to take up wrestling from seeing her grandfather Badhlu Ram, who was also a wrestler.
She began training in wrestling at the age of 12 under a coach, Ishwar Dahiya, at an akhara in Chhotu Ram Stadium, Rohtak. Her coach and she had to face opposition from the locals for having taken up a sport "not for girls".

3-Height – 162 cm, 5 ft. 4 inch

4-Weight – 58 kg or 128 lb.

5-Profession Sports - Freestyle wrestling

6-Coached - Ishwar Dahiya

7-Year 2010 -
She won a Bronze at the 2010 Junior World Championships in the 59-kg category.

8-Year 2014 –
She won Gold at the Dave Schultz International Wrestling Tournament (60-kg).

9-August 2014 –
She won a silver medal in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, courtesy two 4-0 bouts.

10-May 2015 –
She won Bronze at Senior Asian Wrestling Championships in Doha

11-May 2016 –
Malik qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics by defeating China's Zhang Lan in the semifinal of the 58kg category in the Olympic World qualifying tournament in May 2016.
July 2016:
She won 60-kg Bronze at the Spanish Grand Prix.

12-Rio Olympics 2016
She won the bronze medal after an 8–5 victory over the reigning Asian champion Aisuluu Tynybekova of Kyrgyzstan in the repechage medal playoff, and became India's first female wrestler to win an Olympic medal.

13-Awards and recognition
For the bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics 
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar presented her a cheque of Rs. 2.5 crore.
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced that she will be the brand ambassador face of the 'Beti Bacaho, Beti Padhao' campaign in the state.

Rs.50 lakhs (US$74,000) from the Indian Railways, as its employee.

Rs.20 lakhs (US$30,000) from the Indian Olympic Association.

Rs.15 lakhs (US$22,000) from the JSW Group

Rs.1.01 lakh (US$1,500) from Salman Khan

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Kirtivasan Ganesan August 18, 2016  

I prayed for Kidambi Srikanth to win that match in quarter finals.

lina@women perspective August 18, 2016  

Salman Khan the actor also gave her award? Very interesting.

Bikram August 18, 2016  

Very gooood... One medal for india BRILLIANT.. wish we can give our athletes more facilities so they are ON PAR with those they are facing ..


Destination Infinity August 18, 2016  

It's good that India has opened the medal tally at Rio Olympics. I guess we may get two more medals. A disappointing show, but some good individual performances to cherish for now. Hopefully, the next Olympics results will be better.

Destination Infinity