Sakshi's road to bronze medal

Check out how Sakshi Malik, Indian freestyle wrestler, defeated her opponent and started her journey towards the Rio 2016 bronze medal.

Sakshi defeated Johanna Mattsson of Sweden 3-1 in the qualifications round to secure a place in the Round of 16. Photo: AFP
In the Round of 16 Sakshi faced Mariana Cherdivara of Moldova. The Haryana-based wrestler beat her opponent 3-1. Photo: Getty Images
Sakshi lost her quarter-final bout against Russia's Valeriia Koblova Zholobova. But since the latter reached the final, Sakshi was handed an opportunity to fight for bronze. Photo: Getty Images
Sakshi beat Mongolian wrestler Orkhon Purevdorj 3-1 in her Repechage round. Photo: PTI
In the bronze medal match, Sakshi overcame Aisuluu Tynybekova of Kyrgyzstan 3-1 to clinch the country's first medal at the Rio Games. Photo: Getty Images
From (left to right): Valeriia Koblova Zholobova (Russia) with her silver medal, Kaori Icho (Japan) with the gold and bronze medal winners Marwa Amri (Tunisia) and Sakshi Malik (India). Photo: Getty Images