Sakshi's road to 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