When the likes of Abhinav Bindra, Gagan Narang, Sania Mirza, Saina Nehwal, Rohan Bopara and Dipa Karmakar missed out on their opportunities to make India proud at Rio Olympics, an underdog like Sakshi Malik rose to the podium and made 1.3 Billion Indians rejoice in happiness.
With just 4 days for Rio Olympics to end Indian Diaspora was quite sad about ending up with no medals but Sakshi Malik gave the whole of India a region to celebrate and look forward to better things.
As published in Times of India, Sakshi was also growing sad about India’s performance at the on-going Olympics and was looking forward to break the jinx by winning at least a medal for the country. Sakshi worked hard and battled through the game and won the Bronze Medal for India. Sakshi may have stood third but for the 1.3 Billion Indians, she is no less than a winner. Her efforts and the way she turned the game around in last 15 seconds of her match proves how big a fighter she is.
Everyone who saw Sakshi fighting knows that she fought till the last second not for her but for her country and her fellow countrymen.
According to a news published in Financial Express, Haryana State Government has announced a whopping award of 2.5 Crore INR and a government job for Bronze Medalist Sakshi Malik. Sakshi is surely going to be the talk of the town; her being the first Indian female wrestler to win a medal at Olympic will surely break a lot of stereotypes about Wresting being a men’s game.
Such star wrestlers are born in Haryana :
Sakshi Malik was born in Rohtak Haryana on 3rd September 1992. This 23rd year old wrestler has worked her way upward. Coming from a society where women wrestlers are looked down as incompetent, Sakshi’s achievement is surely going to give female wrestlers of India a lot of hope. Sakshi is now the brand ambassador of successive Indian female fraternity.
Sakshi began her wrestling training at the age f 12 and by the time she turned 24 she is already an Olympian. She is going to go down in History as someone who started a journey with miles to go.
Start of a promising Career and following medals :
She finally made a debut in the international in 2010 at the Junior World Championship and won a Bronze Medal in 58 Kg Wrestling. Later she won a Silver Medal at Common Wealth Games 2014 and now she has finally won a Bronze at Olympics.
The first thing that Sakshi did after winning the almost lost match was to run around the wrestling arena with an Indian Flag. While the whole India slept peacefully, this Indian Daughter took India to the International Level and saved a lot of embarrassment.
May hardworking females like Sakshi continue to make India proud and we as Indians start supporting our women in everything they wish to do!