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“If we are educated only then we can apply ourselves well on the mat...

  "If we are educated only then we can apply ourselves well on the mat as well" -Sakshi Malik EssentiallySports had the privilege of attending the on going Pro Wrestling League and had the honor of interviewing the 2016 Olympics Bronze Medalist,...

From Rohtak to Rio: The A-Z of India’s latest Olympic Winner Sakshi Malik

In the early hours of Thursday good news started pouring in for the Indian fans when on the 17th day of the Rio 2016 Olympics their medal drought ended. Time and again, this Indian contingent has shown sparks of...

Twitter Celebrates Sakshi Malik’s Heroic Fightback, Wins Bronze for India

Sakshi Malik, the 22-year-old from Rohtak, Haryana, ended India's wait and won the first medal at the Rio Games. She defeated Aisuluu Tynybekova 8-5 in 58kg Freestyle Wrestling to win the bronze medal bout. Sakshi was 0-5 down but...

Japanese wrestling champion suffers first loss in 13 years

TOKYO (Reuters) - Triple defending Olympic wrestling champion Kaori Icho presented a window of hope for her Rio Games rivals after losing her first bout in 13 years on Friday to a 21-year-old Mongolian student. The 31-year-old Japanese, who has...