Sakshi Malik

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Sakshi Malik

Sakshi Malik born 3 September 1992 is an Indian freestyle wrestler. At the 2016 Summer Olympics she won the bronze medal in the 58 kg category, becoming the first Indian female wrestler to win a medal at the Olympics and the fourth female Olympic medalist from the country. She is a part of the JSW Sports Excellence Program along with fellow female wrestlers Vinesh Phogat Babita Kumari and Geeta Phogat.

Malik had previously won the silver medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, and the bronze medal at the 2015 Asian Wrestling Championships in Doha.

Personal life

Malik is currently employed with Indian Railways in the commercial department of its Delhi division in the Northern Railway zone and is a part of the JSW Sports Excellence Program. Following her bronze medal win at Rio she was promoted from senior clerk to gazetted officer rank.

Malik has completed a master’s degree in physical education from Maharshi Dayanand University in Rohtak. In September 2016 she was appointed as the university wrestling director.

In an interview shortly after the Rio Olympics Malik said she was engaged to be married to a fellow wrestler Satyawart Kadian later in 2016. Satyawart Kadian is also an international level wrestler and has won medals in Asian Games and Commonwealth Games.

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