Player Profile

SAKSHI MALIK

243 WRESTLING

Nationality :INDIAN
Age :25
Gender :Female
State :HARYANA
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Education

Physical Education – Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, IND

Languages

English, Hindi

Awards

In April 2017 she received the Padma Shri Award from the Indian government. (thehindu.com, 13 Apr 2017)

In August 2016 she was presented with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, which is the highest sporting honour for Indian athletes. (thehindu.com, 29 Aug 2016)

Additional Information

General
NATIONAL FIRST
She became the first female wrestler representing India to win a medal at the Olympic Games when she claimed bronze in the 58kg category at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. (ONS, 17 Aug 2016)

BRAND AMBASSADOR
She has worked as an ambassador for ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’, a campaign initiated by the Indian government to promote the welfare of girls in the state of Haryana. “I am privileged to be the face of this campaign in Haryana. I try and promote it in every way I can. I speak about it at every public occasion as I believe the more we talk about this, the more we will be aware and create awareness. It is a great honour to be named the brand ambassador of such a campaign; it is a great opportunity for me to help girls and do something for the women of our country.” (yourstory.com, 27 Nov 2017)

Highlights

Rank Event Year                                                        Location
Olympic Games
3 Freestyle 58 kg 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA
World Championships
8 Freestyle 60 kg 2014 Tashkent, UZB
14 Freestyle 60 kg 2017 Paris, FRA
16 Freestyle 63 kg 2012 Sherwood Park, AB, CAN
Asian Championships
2 Freestyle 60 kg 2017 New Delhi, IND
3 Freestyle 62 kg 2018 Bishkek, KGZ
3 Freestyle 60 kg 2015 Doha, QAT
5 Freestyle 60 kg 2016 Bangkok, THA
5 Freestyle 60 kg 2014 Astana, KAZ
Commonwealth Games
2 Freestyle 58 kg 2014 Glasgow, GBR
3 Freestyle 62 kg 2018 Gold Coast, QLD, AUS