Sakshi Malik Retirement: The 31-year-old Indian female wrestler Sakshi Malik has announced her retirement from wrestling, leaving wrestling enthusiasts saddened. The woman wrestler, who won a medal for India in the 2016 Rio Olympics, is now stepping back from competing against her opponents on the mat.
Be prepared for the struggle against oppression: Sakshi expressed
Sakshi Malik made this decision after becoming the president of the Indian Wrestling Federation, succeeding Sanjay Singh. Sakshi tearfully stated that she had known she would become the president. Even after becoming the president, she continues to be devoted to her son. What was happening behind the scenes until now will now be known to everyone, and we have not been successful in our fight. We express our concerns to everyone. I urge our upcoming generations to be prepared for the struggle against oppression.
Won a medal for India in the Olympics
The 31-year-old Sakshi Malik won a bronze medal for India in the 58 kg weight category in the 2016 Rio Olympics and became the first female wrestler from India to win a medal in women’s wrestling at the Olympics. In addition, she won a gold medal in the 2022 Commonwealth Games, a bronze medal in 2018, and a silver medal in 2014. She has brought honor to the country four times in the Asian Championships and achieved success in winning medals.
Sports Ministry breaks its promise
Bajrang Punia stated that the Sports Ministry had given assurances that someone from outside the federation would come. The system that is currently in place does not seem to provide justice to female athletes. Justice is not maintained in our country; it is only found in the courts. The upcoming generations who have fought so much will have to fight even more. The government has not fulfilled the promises made.
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