Sakshi Malik snared India’s first medal of the Rio Olympics on Wednesday when she claimed bronze in the women’s freestyle wrestling 58kg category.

Malik defeated Aisuluu Tynybekova of Kyrgyzstan 3-1 in one of two bronze medal matches.

“It’s my dream of 12 years come true, I’m so happy,” Malik said.

“It’s a very pressurised match because it’s a medal match – very, very pressurised.

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