Born on 3rd September 1992 in Haryana, Sakshi Malik is one of the best Indian female freestyle wrestlers. She is the first wrestler to bring home an Olympic medal for her country.
A glimpse of her achievements:-
In 2014, Sakshi bagged silver medal in Glasgow Commonwealth Games by giving a prolific performance in 58 Kg freestyle wrestling category.
In the Asian Championships of 2015 which was held in Doha, she participated in 60 Kg category and secured a bronze medal.
Won a bronze medal in 58 Kg freestyle wrestling category at Rio Olympics of 2016
In 2016, Sakshi was honoured with Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award for her sincere efforts in sports.
In 2017, Sakshi won a silvermedal in 60 kg category event of the Asian Wrestling Championships and a gold medal at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championship in 62 kg category. The same year, she was bestowed with the Indian civilian honour Padma Shri by the Government of India.
In 2018, she competed in the 58 kg category event of the Commonwealth Games and earned a bronze medal.
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