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Sakshi Wins 1st Medal At Rio

2016 Rio Olympics - Wrestling - Final - Women's Freestyle 58 kg Bronze - Carioca Arena 2 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 17/08/2016. Sakshi Malik (IND) of India celebrates winning the bronze medal. REUTERS/Toru Hanai FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.

The 23-year old wrestler from Rohtak, Haryana, Sakshi Malik has ended India’s medal drought at Rio Olympics. She defeated Aisuluu Tynybekova of Kyrgyzstan 8-5 in the 58 kg category of women’s freestyle wrestling to win the bronze medal.

Malik became only the fourth woman athlete from India to win an Olympic medal. Weightlifter Karnam Malleshwari (2000, Sydney), boxer MC Mary Kom (2012, London) and shuttler Saina Nehwal (2012, London) are the other women players to have achieved the feat.


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