Sakshi Malik born on 3rd September 1992 is an Indian freestyle wrestler. She won the bronze medal in the 58 kg category at the 2016 Summer Olympics and became the first Indian female wrestler to win a medal at the Olympics.
Malik won the silver medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, and the bronze medal at the 2015 Asian Wrestling Championships in Doha.
Sakshi Malik Biography
|Real Name||Sakshi Malik|
|Birthplace||Mokhra village, Rohtak, Haryana|
|Date of Birth||3 September 1992|
|Height||In Centimetres – 162 cm|
In Feet and Inches – 5’ 4
|Weight||In Kilograms – 58 Kg|
In Pounds – 128 lbs
|Event||58 Kg, Freestyle|
|Coached by||Mandeep Singh (2010- till now) Ishwar Dahiya (2004-2009)|
|Education|| Master’s degree in physical education from|
Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak.
Sakshi Malik Family
- Sakshi Malik’s Father Sukbir, is a bus conductor with Delhi Transport Corporation.
- Sakshi’s Mother, Sudesh Malik is a supervisor at a local health clinic.
- Malik’s grandfather Badlu Ram was a Wrestler, and from there she was motivated to take up wrestling.
- Sakshi Malik married Indian freestyle wrestler Satyawart Kadian on April 2, 2017.
Sakshi Malik Career
- She began training in wrestling at the age of 12 under a coach, Ishwar Dahiya, at an Akhara in Chhotu Ram Stadium, Rohtak
- Her first success as a professional wrestler in the international arena came in 2010 at the Junior World Championships where she won the bronze medal in the 58 kg freestyle event.
- At the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, she won the Silver Medal, in a closely contested bout of 4-0.
- At the 2015 Asian Championships in Doha, Qatar, she won a Bronze Medal.
- At the 2016 Summer Olympics, she won the bronze medal in the 58 kg category, becoming the first Indian female wrestler to win a medal at the Olympics.
- She won the gold medal at the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games.
Awards & Recognition
- Padma Shri (2017) – fourth highest Indian national honour
- Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna (2016) – highest sporting honour of India
- Multiple cash prizes totaling over ₹5.7 crores (US$710,000) from the Indian Railways, the Indian Olympic Association, the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, the Government of Delhi, various state governments, including Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, from private bodies such as the JSW Group and from political groups including the Indian National Lok Dal.
- Promotion to gazetted officer rank by her employer, the Indian Railways.
- Class 2 job offer from the Government of Haryana.
- 500 yd2 land grant from the Government of Haryana.
Sakshi Malik along with other wrestlers took a united stand against the Wrestling Federation of India’s (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh and made allegations of sexual and mental harassment, the wrestlers returned to Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Sunday, 23 April following the lack of any follow-up by the Sports Ministry.