Sakshi Malik

Sakshi Malik Age, Biography, Religion, Marriage, Family, Rio Medal & More

Sakshi Malik
Full Name Sakshi Malik
Country India
Discipline Women’s Freestyle Wrestling
Known For “Won the bronze medal in the 58 kg category at 2016 Rio Olympics, and became the first Indian female wrestler to win a medal at the Olympics”

Personal Information

Date Of Birth 3 September 1992 Age 25
Nickname Hometown Mokhra village, Rohtak district, Haryana, India
Height 162 cm / 5′ 4″ Weight 58 kg / 128 lb
Religion Hindu Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Ethnicity Indian Relationship Status Married to a fellow wrestler, “Satyawart Kadian”

Sakshi Malik Family and Education

High School College Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak
Educational Qualification Master’s degree in Physical Education Job Gazetted Officer in Indian Railways
Father Sukhbir Malik Mother Sudesh Malik
Brother Sachin Malik Husband Satyawart Kadian
Coach Ishwar Dahiya, Kuldeep Malik, Kripa Shankar, Manjeet

Highlights From Sakshi Malik’s Career

  • Sakshi Malik Biography starts from the inspiration of becoming a wrestler she got, from her grandfather Badlu Ram who was also a wrestler of his time.
  • She started wrestling at the age of 12 in akhara, coached under Ishwar Dahiya at Chhotu Ram Stadium, Rohtak, Haryana which was Sakshi Malik state like those Dangle girls who brought lots and lots medals for India.
  • In Junior World Championships, Sakshi Malik won her first international medal (Bronze) in the 58kg freestyle event.
  • Maybe that first medal, motivated her and increased her passion and dedication towards the game, that’s why the bronze turned to Gold in 2014 Dave Schultz International Tournament, where she was unbeatable in 60kg category.
  • As we said, Sakshi Malik continues to perform well in 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, where she was awarded the Silver Medal.
  • Like every player faces some problems, lots of up and downs in his/her career, we should tell you some information about them. She also went through some defeats, out of which one was the quarter-final of 2014 World Championships, which was a twist in her well-going career, which she needed to forget and move ahead in your life, toward your ultimate goals.
  • She also came back on the track in Asian Championships 2015, where Jat, Hindu girl (Sakshi Malik religion) claimed a bronze medal in the 60kg category. And showed her preparations for the upcoming Rio Olympics 2016.
  • Yup, she qualified for the Summer Olympics in the 58 kg category and ended the drought of India’s medal in the Olympics by winning a Bronze. Sakshi Malik is now the only Indian female wrestler to win a medal in the Olympics. Its a history, and to earn it, she worked hard and a lot. It was the result of the dreams she used to see with eyes open, including lots and lots practice on the wrestling mat.
  • It was the turning point of Sakshi Malik’s career, after the medal in the Olympics, she was honoured with Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratan Award, and Padma Shri, including some cash prize money from the different govt. sectors.
  • Also, after the biggest achievements of her career, Sakshi Malik marriage rumour went viral. And the confirmation brought some happy news for her fan, as the media confirmed Satyawart Kadian as Sakshi Malik husband.
  • After being the part of Colors Delhi Sultans in Pro Wrestling Leauge session 2017, Sakshi Malik was bought by Mumbai Maharathi for Rs 39 lakh in 2018 PWL session.
  • #EveryWomanStrong campaign sponsored by JSW group, has been featured by Sakshi Malik.
  • In December 2017, Sakshi Malik booked her place in the 62 kg weight category of Commonwealth Games 2018. And we promise you that, we will update this Sakshi Malik Bio on the basis of her recent tournament and events in her life. So, stay updated with more recent news, performance, and every bit of information about Sakshi Malik, with PlayersTome.

Achievements And Awards

  • 2009 Asian Junior Championships, Manila – Silver (59 kg)
  • 2010 World Junior Championships, Budapest – Bronze (59 kg)
  • 2012 Asian Junior Championships, Almaty – Gold (63 kg)
  • 2013 Commonwealth Championship, Johannesburg – Bronze (63 kg)
  • 2014 Commonwealth Games, Glasgow – Silver (58 kg)
  • 2015 Asian Championships, Doha – Bronze (60 kg)
  • 2016 Olympic Games, Rio de Janeiro – Bronze (58 kg)
  • 2017 Asian Championships, New Delhi – Silver (60 kg)
  • Gazetted officer job by Indian Railways.
  • 500 yd2 land grant from the Government of Haryana.
  • Multiple cash prizes over ₹5.7 crore (US$890,000) from various sports Authorities of India, and different state Governments.
  • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (2016) – the highest sporting honour of India.
  • Padma Shri (2017) – Fourth highest Indian national honour.

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