Sakshi Malik
Country India
Date of Birth 1992-09-03
Age 25 years
Birth Place India
Major Teams India
Playing Details 58kg Freestyle
Sakshi Malik, Women's 58kg Freestyle , Wrestling
  • Mattsson M Johanna (SWE)
    17th Aug, 6:38 pm
    5 - 4
    WON
  • Mariana C Esanu( MDA)
    !7th Aug, 7.50 pm
    5 - 5 (won by technical points)
    WON
  • Valeria K Zholobova (RUS)
    17th Aug, 8.30 pm
    2 - 9
    LOST
  • Orkhon Purevdorj (MGL)
    18th Aug, 12.54 am
    12 - 3
    WON
  • Aisuluu Tynybekova( KGZ)
    18th Aug, 2.30 am
    8 - 5 Won Bronze
    WON

Achievements

  • Bronze medal at the 2010 Junior World Championships
  • Gold at Dave Schultz International Wrestling Tournament in 2014 
  • Bronze medal at the 2015 Senior Asian Wrestling Championships
  • silver medal at World Qualification tournament at Istanbul, Turkey 2016

 

Biography

In May in a qualification tournament in Istanbul, Sakhshi's effort of getting noticed fructified. She earned a quota place for Rio and asserted herself as one of the most promising young wrestler in the country. Though she won a silver in that tournament that was a just a formality.What was significant though was she had beaten 2012 world champion Lan Zhang of China. 

 

She thus finally displaced Geeta Phogat who had for six years dominating this weight section. Her domination over Geeta dated back to the Pro League in December last and also at the trials in April for the Asian qualifiers squad in Astana.A prolific medal winner in her junior days, Sakshi won a silver medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and later a bronze at the Incheon Asiad.