RIO DE JANEIRO: Sakshi Malik snared India’s first medal of the Rio Olympics on Wednesday when she claimed bronze in the women’s freestyle wrestling 58kg category.
Malik defeated Aisuluu Tynybekova of Kyrgyzstan 3-1 in one of two bronze medal matches.
“It’s my dream of 12 years come true, I’m so happy,” said Malik.
“It’s a very pressurised match because it’s a medal match — very, very pressurised.
“I was very confident I would win.”
Her compatriots took to Twitter to celebrate her victory: