Born in a village in Rohtak District in the Indian State of Haryana and winner of Olympic Medal, Sakshi Malik is an inspiration to the Indian women. Besides her wrestling skills, here are some more interesting facts about Sakshi Malik and her inspiring life:
1. Rohtak Girl
Sakshi Malik was born in Mokhra village in Rohtak district in Haryana and shares her hometown with other renowned Indian wrestlers like Sangram Singh, Satyawart Kadiyan etc.
2. Sakshi & her Coach
She started her training in wrestling under the coaching of Ishwar Singh Dahiya who had to face protests as she belongs to a region where sport is not for girls.
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3. Sakshi & Chotu Ram Stadium
She learnt her wrestling basics at the Chotu Ram Stadium in Rohtak District in Haryana.
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4. Sakshi’s Favorite Medal
In an interview, Sakshi said that her Silver at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games is her personal favorite.
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5. 1st Indian Woman Wrestler
When she won a Bronze at the 2016 Rio Olympics, she became the 1st Indian Woman wrestler & only 4th Indian female athlete to win an Olympic medal.