Last Updated: 23 Aug, 2022 | Views: 113
Profession: Sports Women
Other Profession(s): Freestyle Wrestler
Higher Education: B.Tech
Birth Date, Sign & Religion Details
About Sakshi Malik
Sakshi Malik is a freestyle wrestler from India. She earned the bronze medal in the 58 kg division at the 2016 Summer Olympics, making history as the first female wrestler from India to do so. She, along with fellow female wrestlers Babita Kumari, Vinesh Phogat, and Geeta Phogat, are all a member of the JSW Sports Excellence Program. At the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and the 2015 Asian Wrestling Championships in Doha, Malik had previously won the bronze and silver medals, respectively.
In 2010: Malik achieved her first professional victory in the international ring when she earned the bronze medal in the 58 kg freestyle competition in 2010 at the Junior World Championships.
In 2014: Malik won her opening match at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games against Cameroonian Edwige Ngono Eyia by a score of 4-0.
In 2015: Malik competed in the 60 kg division over the course of five rounds at the 2015 Asian Championships in Doha, Qatar, and persevered through two of them to place third and win the bronze medal.
In 2017: Sakshi Malik competed for the "Colors Delhi Sultans" in the second Pro Wrestling League season.
In 2022: She won the gold medal at 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games.
Achievements and Awards:
In 2016: She was honored with the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna.
In 2017: Sakshi won the Padma Shri Award.
Offer of a Class 2 position from the Haryana government.
Sakshi won an Olympic medal, becoming the first Indian female wrestler to do so.
Sakshi also won gold in the 60 kg division at the 2014 Dave Schultz International Tournament.