Gritty woman wrestler Sakshi Malik ended India’s painful wait for a medal at the Rio…
India’s campaign now has been reduced to four disciplines — track and field, badminton, women’s golf and wrestling — after the flop show put up by the contingent in other sports. Day 12 of the Rio Games features medal action in track and field, beach volleyball, wrestling.
Kidambi Srikanth played his heart out before going down fighting against two-time defending champion Lin Dan in the quarterfinals of the men’s singles badminton event. Indian women wrestlers — Vinesh Phogat and Sakshi Malik — crossed the first hurdle by registering contrasting victories in their respective weight divisions in the Rio Olympic Games.
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4:30 hrs: “Meri 12 saal ki tapasya rang layi (It’s the result of my 12 years’ dedication), says Sakshi after winning the medal.
0305 hrs: Japan’s Kaori Icho wins gold medal in 58-kg freestyle wrestling. She beats Russia’s Valeria Koblova.
0250 hrs: In a tremendous comeback, Sakshi wins the first medal for India, beats her opponent by two points. Read more
0247 hrs: Sakshi fights back, behind by one point.
0240 hrs: India’s Sakshi Malik plays against Kyrgyzstan’s Aisuluu Tynybekova for bronze medal in 58-kg freestyle wrestling.
0235 hrs: Tunisia’s Marwa Amri changes th game in last few seconds winning four points straight and winning a bronze medal.
0228 hrs: Tunisia’s Marwa Amri competes against Azerbaijan’s Yuliya Ratkevich for bronze medal in 58-kg Women’s freestyle.
0156 hrs: Japan’s Eri Tosaka wins gold in a very exciting match.
0155 hrs: Eri Tosaka of Japan takes on Mariya Stadnik of Azerbaijan in 48-kg Women’s Wrestling final match.
0112 hrs: And she wins! Sakshi Malik keeps hope alive, wins Repêchage round by nine points.
0111 hrs: What looks like an one-sided match, Sakshi leads by eight points.
0109 hrs: Sakshi Malik leads by three points. The Indian pinned her down though fails to flip her opponent, but easily gets two points.
0100 hrs: Sakshi Malik takes on her opponent in first few seconds, gains two points. The Mongolian catches up soon, leveling the score.
1252 hrs: India’s Sakshi Malik will be seen again in action, to face Mongolia’s Orkhon Purevdorj in Repêchage round in wrestling.