Wrestler Malik Nabs India’s First Rio Medal

Filed in Sports by on August 18, 2016

Sakshi Malik snared India’s first medal of the Rio Olympics on Wednesday when she claimed bronze in the women’s freestyle wrestling 58kg category.

Malik defeated Aisuluu Tynybekova of Kyrgyzstan 3-1 in one of two bronze medal matches.

“It’s my dream of 12 years come true, I’m so happy,” Malik said. “It’s a very pressurised match because it’s a medal match — very, very pressurised.

“I was very confident I would win.”

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