Sakshi Malik has achieved the unimaginable despite tremendous odds. Malik has won India's very first medal in women’s wrestling and made her nation proud. At the 2016 Rio Olympics which is currently underway, she garnered the bronze medal in the 58 kg class. This is not the first occasion when Malik has won medals for India. She has won some laurels for the country in quite a few top tournaments on a national and international level. By winning a medal at the Olympics, she has created history and has taken the sport to a whole new level. Garnering a medal by beating the world’s elite wrestlers at the world’s greatest sporting event is the most astounding accomplishment for a sportsperson. Malik has done this decisively.
Sakshi Malik's folks originate from Haryana, an Indian state. Essentially an agrarian state, wrestling is a hugely popular sport there. Malik was born in a village in Rohtak on September 3, 1992. Her dad Sukhbir Malik is a government worker while her mom Sudesh is employed with the Delhi Transport Corporation. Her folks never lamented her being a girl who is inconsistent in a state that effectively discriminates against womenfolk.
Malik joined an "akhara" or a training academy which provides its member's training with boarding and lodging at the tender age of 12. Budding wrestlers enlist into akharas where they learn the craft of wrestling from specialists. For Sakshi Malik, age and gender were not a constraint to learning the art of wrestling, which by tradition has been a male dominated sport in India.
Against overwhelming odds