5 Interesting Facts About Sakshi Malik

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:

Sakshi Malik
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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.
source: wikipedia

2. Sakshi & her Coach

Sakshi Malik sub junior Asain medal

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.
source: thehindu.com, image: indianexpress.com

3. Sakshi & Chotu Ram Stadium

Chotu Ram Stadium Rohtak

She learnt her wrestling basics at the Chotu Ram Stadium in Rohtak District in Haryana.
source: thehindu.com, image: panoramio.com

4. Sakshi’s Favorite Medal

Sakshi Malik with Silver medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games

In an interview, Sakshi said that her Silver at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games is her personal favorite.
source: thehindu.com, image: oneindia.com

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.
source: thehindu.com