Current Affairs: Sakshi Malik - First Indian Women Wrestler to win an Olympic Medal

India's Sakshi Malik wins bronze in Rio Olympics

Sakshi Malik wins Bronze medal in Wrestling 58kg
  • India's Sakshi Malik has won a bronze medal in the wrestling 58kg category after beating Aisuluu Tynybekova of Kyrgyzstan 8-5 in the bronze medal bout.
  • Freestyle wrestler Sakshi Malik has ended India's wait of its first medal of the Rio Olympics. 
  • The 23-year old Haryana girl bagged the Bronze medal, early this morning (18.08.2016), in the 58 kg weight class.
  • Trailing 0-5, Sakshi displayed exceptional skills to win the match, 8-5, in the final seconds and become the first ever Indian woman grappler to win an Olympic medal.
  • Sakshi is only fourth Indian woman athlete to win an Olympic medal after Karnam Malleshwari, Mary Kom and Saina Nehwal. 
  • Apart from winning India's first medal at these Olympics, Malik also became the first Indian women wrestler to win an Olympic medal. 

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