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Sakshi Malik is first Indian female wrestler, who won the bronze medal in Rio Olympic 2016, after her performance every people are searching on the internet about her Biography. She is competing in the Women’s Freestyle 58 Kg category with a good comeback victory over Aisuluu Tynybekova of Kyrgyzstan on Wednesday.

Sakshi Malik will be brand ambassador of “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” campaign: Haryana CM

Hailing from Rohtak district in Haryana, Sakshi Malik had lived in Geeta Phogat’s shadow from most of her career so far. But she finally got her chance to prove in Olympic qualifying event in Istanbul where she defeated a former world champion to qualifying for Rio.

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Sakshi Malik (born 3 September 1992) is an Indian freestyle wrestler. At the 2016 Summer Olympics, she won the bronze medal in the 58 kg category, becoming the first Indian female wrestler to win a medal at the Olympics and the fourth female Olympic medalist from the country. She is a part of the JSW Sports Excellence Program, along with fellow female wresters Vinesh Phogat, Babita Kumari and Geeta Phogat.

Sakshi Malik on Khel Ratna recommendation Malik had previously won the silver medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, and the bronze medal at the 2015 Asian Wrestling Championships in Doha.


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The medal was India’s first at the Games and the first by an Indian woman wrestler at the Olympics. “It was Sakshi’s idea to start the restaurant. She had travelled a lot and felt there was a business opportunity. So two years ago, when she knew I was looking to start a business of my own, she made the suggestion. Also, she really liked sandwiches,” says Sachin, three years older than his 22-year-old sister.

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Sakshi Malik FAMILY

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The Delhi Assembly Tuesday felicitated the parents of Olympic bronze medalist Sakshi Malik with several MLAs, including Opposition leader Vijender Gupta, congratulating them for their daughter’s performance at the games. Chandni Chowk MLA Alka Lamba moved a motion of thanks and congratulated Malik’s parents and coach for inspiring every Indian. Labour Minister Gopal Rai also congratulated Sakshi’s parents and said there is a need to identify talented people. Last week, the AAP government had offered promotion to Sakshi’s father who works as a conductor in Delhi Transport Corporation.

“She (Malik’s mother) was sharing her experience of how she got the (job) offer letter the day Sakshi was born. In a country, where girl child is killed in womb, such examples are inspirational,” said Lamba.

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Started Off Early in Her Life

The 23-year-old from Mokhra village began her training in wrestling as a 12-year-old under the guidance of Ishwar Dahiya at an akhara in the Chotu Ram stadium. Her grooming was helped along by having to fight a lot of boys, in a region where the sport was ‘not for girls’. In fact, Dahiya faced protests from locals when he took Sakshi under his wing.


2010: By the age of 18, she had tasted victory at junior-level competitions. She won a Bronze at the 2010 Junior World Championships in the 59-kg category.

2014: She first came to the international limelight after taking home the Gold at the Dave Schultz International Wrestling Tournament (60-kg).

July-August 2014: Her professional international career began with a silver medal in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, courtesy two 4-0 bouts.

September 2014: She crashed out in the Quarterfinal at the World Wrestling Championships in Tashkent. But not before beating her Senegalese opponent 4-1 in the Round of 16.

May 2015: Then on to the Senior Asian Wrestling Championships in Doha, where she won the Bronze.

2 crore from the Government of Haryana, in addition to a state land grant, 50 lakh from the Indian Railways as its employee, 20 lakh from the Indian Olympic Association, 15 lakh from the JSH Group, 1.01 lakh from Salman Khan.

Some Fact About Sakhi Malik

Sakhi Malik is gracious wrestler who always ready to face challenges. By winning a medal in Olympics, she has made us proud along with country. “It was our dream we struggling since years. The delight I can’t express in words,” Shyam said speaking to the News.

Sakshi Malik Biggest Achievements – Wrestling Awards and Matches Wins

>> Sakshi Malik qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics by defeating China’s Zhang Lan in the semifinal of the 58 kg category at the Olympic World qualifying tournament in May 2016.

>> At the Olympics, she won her Round of 32 bout against Sweden’s Johanna Mattsson and Round of 16 bout against Moldova’s Mariana Cherdivara.

>> After losing to eventual finalist Valeria Koblova of Russia in the quarterfinal, she qualified for the repechage round where she defeated Pürevdorjiin Orkhon of Mongolia in her first bout.

>> She won the bronze medal after a 8–5 victory over the reigning Asian champion Aisuluu Tynybekova of Kyrgyzstan, despite trailing 0–5 at one stage, in the repechage medal playoff.

>>> She became India’s first female wrestler to win an Olympic medal.

>> Sakshi Malik Wins Bronze Medal In Rio Olympics 2016 .

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Sakshi Malik personal information

Name: Sakshi Malik
Nickname: Sakshi
D.O.B: 3 September 1992
Birthplace: Rohtak, Haryana, India
Age: 23 years
Height: 1.6 m
Weight: 64 Kg
Marital status: Unmarried
Nationality: Indian


>> Bronze medal in Rio Olympics 2016

>> Bronze medal at the 2010 Junior World Championships

>> Gold at Dave Schultz International Wrestling Tournament in 2014

>> Bronze medal at the 2015 Senior Asian Wrestling Championships

>> Silver medal at World Qualification tournament at Istanbul, Turkey 2016
Awards and recognition

For the bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics

₹2 crore (US$300,000) from the Government of Haryana, in addition to a state land grant.
₹50 lakh (US$74,000) from the Indian Railways, as its employee.
₹20 lakh (US$30,000) from the Indian Olympic Association.
₹15 lakh (US$22,000) from the JSW Group
₹1.01 lakh (US$1,500) from Salman Khan

Sakshi Malik is a popular female wrestler from India, who won the bronze medal in Rio Olympic 2016. She competes in Rio Olympic 58 Kg Category on Wednesday. She had also participated and won Silver medal at the commonwealth game 2014 in Glasgow.

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