Rio 2016: Sakshi Malik Opens India's Medal Account With a Bronze

Olympics | News18.com | August 18, 2016, 3:19 am
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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. (Photo Credit: AP)

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. (Photo Credit: AP)

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Sakshi also became only the fourth woman athlete from India to win an Olympic medal. Before her, Karnam Malleshwari, MC Mary Kom and Saina Nehwal had won Olympic medals for the country. (Getty Images)

Sakshi also became only the fourth woman athlete from India to win an Olympic medal. Before her, Karnam Malleshwari, MC Mary Kom and Saina Nehwal had won Olympic medals for the country. (Getty Images)

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Sakshi was trailing 0-5 in the bout against Kyrgyzstan’s Aisuluu Tynybekova, but made a stunning comeback in the dying moments of the bout to open India’s medal account. (Getty Images)

Sakshi was trailing 0-5 in the bout against Kyrgyzstan’s Aisuluu Tynybekova, but made a stunning comeback in the dying moments of the bout to open India’s medal account. (Getty Images)

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India's bronze medallist Sakshi Malik stands on the podium at the end of the women's 58kg freestyle wrestling event.  (Getty Images)

India's bronze medallist Sakshi Malik stands on the podium at the end of the women's 58kg freestyle wrestling event. (Getty Images)

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 Ahmad Tontowi and Liliyana Natsir celebrated Indonesia's national day with a

Ahmad Tontowi and Liliyana Natsir celebrated Indonesia's national day with a

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India's Kidambi Srikanth went down fighting to two-time defending champion Lin Dan of China in the quarter-finals of the men's singles event of badminton competitions at the Olympic Games here on Wednesday. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

India's Kidambi Srikanth went down fighting to two-time defending champion Lin Dan of China in the quarter-finals of the men's singles event of badminton competitions at the Olympic Games here on Wednesday. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

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Neymar scored twice, including the fastest goal in Olympics history, as Brazil coasted into Saturday's gold medal football match with a 6-0 thrashing of Honduras at Rio's iconic Maracana. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Neymar scored twice, including the fastest goal in Olympics history, as Brazil coasted into Saturday's gold medal football match with a 6-0 thrashing of Honduras at Rio's iconic Maracana. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

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Despite clocking her season's best timing, double lap runner Tintu Luka finished sixth in the 800 metre heats at the Rio Olympics here on Wednesday. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Despite clocking her season's best timing, double lap runner Tintu Luka finished sixth in the 800 metre heats at the Rio Olympics here on Wednesday. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

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Kenya's Conseslus Kipruto stormed to victory in the men's 3,000 metre steeplechase final on Wednesday, ensuring the East African nation maintained its iron grip on the event it has won in every Games since 1984. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Kenya's Conseslus Kipruto stormed to victory in the men's 3,000 metre steeplechase final on Wednesday, ensuring the East African nation maintained its iron grip on the event it has won in every Games since 1984. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

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Kazakhstan's Daniyar Yeleussinov defeated Uzbekistan's Shakhram Giyasov to win welterweight Olympic boxing gold on Wednesday in a Central Asian showdown in Rio. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Kazakhstan's Daniyar Yeleussinov defeated Uzbekistan's Shakhram Giyasov to win welterweight Olympic boxing gold on Wednesday in a Central Asian showdown in Rio. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)