• This forum contains old posts that have been closed. New threads and replies may not be made here. Please navigate to the relevant forum to create a new thread or post a reply.
  • Welcome to Tamil Brahmins forums.

    You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our Free Brahmin Community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

    If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Rio 2016: Sakshi Malik Ends India's Medal Drought With a Bronze

Not open for further replies.


Active member
Gritty woman wrestler Sakshi Malik ended India's painful wait for a medal at the Rio Olympic Games by clinching the bronze in the 58kg category, pulling off a sensational 8-5 victory over Aisuluu Tynybekova in the Play-off bout.
The 23-year-old from Rohtak became only the fourth woman athlete from India to win an Olympic medal as she earned the dramatic win after falling behind 0-5 in the do-or-die bout on day 12.

Weightlifter Karnam Malleshwari (2000, Sydney), boxer MC Mary Kom (2012, London) and shuttler Saina Nehwal (2012, London) were the only other women players from India to have won a medal in Olympics.
Like in three of the four other bouts earlier in the day, Sakshi won the crucial bout after coming from behind. She, in fact, had lost 2-9 in the quarter-finals to Russia's Valeriia Koblova in the fifth bout of the day before getting a second chance in repechage when her conqueror reached the final.
Sakshi's victory brought cheers to the Indian contingent that had endured agonising 11 days without a medal.


Well-known member
Great Sakshi! My congrats to Dipa and Bindra too for their great performance.

Hope Sindhu wins a medal.
[h=1]India’s Sakshi Malik proves that wrestling is definitely a sport for girls, too[/h]
Winning. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

[h=5]Written by[/h]Maria Thomas@MariaAjitThomas
[h=5]Obsession[/h]Rio 2016
5 hours agoquartz india

The tide seems to be turning for the Indian contingent at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
The country won its first medal on Aug.18 when wrestler Sakshi Malik beat Mongolia’s Orkhon Purevdorj, and then Kyrgyzstan’s Aisuluu Tynybekova, to win a bronze in the 58kg women’s wrestling event. Malik, from the northern state of Haryana, is the first woman wrestler from India to win an Olympic medal.
Sakshi Malik holds the Tricolour aloft. (Reuters/Ruben Sprich)That’s a big deal considering how difficult her journey has been till now. The 23-year-old began training at the age of 10, travelling from her tiny village to the Sir Chotu Ram Stadium Wrestling Academy in Rohtak, Haryana, to practice every day. At the time, there were only a handful of other female wrestlers so Malik would often train with the boys, despite opposition from Haryana’s conservative society. Her coach, Ishwar Dahiya, faced heavy criticism and protests from the locals for encouraging Malik and other girls in a sport considered inappropriate for girls.
But these women went on to win laurels at a number of domestic and international competitions, making Dahiya’s unconventional training centre India’s no.1 source for wrestling talent.
With her bronze Olympic medal, and her silver medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Malik has now firmly established herself as one of India’s wrestling greats, just as good as, if not better than, the boys.
“Girls once not welcome at the Chotu Ram Stadium have now become its pride,” Dahiya told the Hindustan Times in 2015.

Not open for further replies.
Thank you for visiting TamilBrahmins.com

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.

We depend on advertising to keep our content free for you. Please consider whitelisting us in your ad blocker so that we can continue to provide the content you have come here to enjoy.

Alternatively, consider upgrading your account to enjoy an ad-free experience along with numerous other benefits. To upgrade your account, please visit the account upgrades page

You can also donate financially if you can. Please Click Here on how you can do that.

I've Disabled AdBlock    No Thanks