Sakshi Malik won the first medal for India at Rio Olympics 2016. Sakshi Malik won a bronze medal in wrestling 58kg category comeback victory over Aisuluu Tynybekova 8-5 in the bronze medal bout.

In a thrilling contest, Sakshi fought back from 0-5 down to seal the bout 8-5 in her favour. With seconds left on the clock, she produced a three-point move to seal the bout and she became first Indian to get medal at Rio Olympics 2016.

Aisuluu Tynybekova started with the positive note as her leg-grab put her in the lead. She repeated the move again. Sakshi opened the scoring in the second period of the bout when she pushed her opponent down and out of the mat. She hit back with a similar move to reduce the deficit to just one point.

Sakshi, who had also finished on the podium at the Asian Championships 2015, created history by becoming the first Indian female wrestler to clinch an Olympic medal.

Kaori Icho, Japan won the Gold Medal while Valeria Koblova, Russia who defeated Sakshi in the quarter finals won the silver.

Many Bollywood Celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Karan Johar, Sonali Bendre Behl and many others applauded Sakshi’s win and tweeted beautiful messages congratulating her.

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