At last after 12 days of wait the people of India have a great relief, due to Sakshi Malik’s bronze medal in RIO OLYMPICS 2016. India’s medal drought ended as a result of Sakshi’s win in women’s 58kg freestyle on Wednesday.She is the first women wrestler from India to win an Olympic medal. She defeated Kyrgyzstan’s Aisuluu Tynybekova 8-5 in the bronze medal play-off.
Sakshi, who began practising once she was twelve, currently stands as an icon for Indian women’s athletes. What makes her story even more outstanding is where she comes from. Her bronze medal could be a major triumph over discrimination in one among India’s most conservative states, Haryana.
Sakshi was one among 3 feminine wrestlers to qualify for the Rio Olympics. All 3 are hailing from the Haryana where most of all ladies have long been treated as inferior citizens. In the build-up to the Summer Games, Sakshi had recalled in an exceedingly interview a number of the instances. Some include villagers showing pointed fingers once she wrestled with boys. Some when she wore shorts in a state where ladies are usually covered head-to-toe and confined to their homes.
India’s perfomance in Olympics
The ferocious fight of Srikanth Kidambi against Lin Dan in Men’s single Quarterfial Event. P.V. Sindhu’s progress into the Semi final of Women’s single event as a result of her win against Wang Yihan.