Tamil Diplomat

Sakshi Malik, the female wrestler who got India’s first medal

Female wrestler Sakshi Malik has delivered India its first medal of the 2016 Rio Games, sending a nation into ecstasy. But her journey to the Olympic podium has not been easy.

After a gritty performance at the 58kg women’s wrestling category she won bronze, becoming the first Indian female wrestler and the fourth Indian woman to win an Olympic medal.

“I never thought I would become the first woman wrestler from India to bag an Olympic medal in wrestling,” she told news outlet The Hindu. “I hope the remaining wrestlers will also do well.”(BBC,2016)