After ending India’s agonising wait for an Olympic medal at the Rio Games with a bronze medal, wrestler Sakshi Malik said it was the result of her 12 years of persistent hard work.

Sakshi on Wednesday scripted history by becoming the first woman wrestler from India to bag an Olympic medal and only fourth female athlete from the country to climb up the podium at the biggest sporting event.

About Sakshi Malik
The 23-year-old from Haryana, a silver medallist at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games and bronze winner at the 2014 Incheon Asian Games, earned a dramatic come-from-behind 8-5 win over Kyrgysztan’s Aisuluu Tynybekova in the bronze medal play-off.