She might be India’s first and final lady wrestler to have won an Olympic award yet that does not appear to be sufficient for Sakshi Malik as she now plans to rise to Sushil Kumar’s notable accomplishment of winning two Olympic decorations at the 2020 Tokyo Games.
“My point is to rise to Sushil Kumar’s memorable deed by winning an Olympic decoration at Tokyo in 2020. I am totally focussed to accomplish that objective. I need to end up distinctly a twofold Olympic medallist simply like Sushil ji,” Sakshi said.
“For the Olympics, one needs to begin his/her preparation four years ahead of time and I have as of now began my preparation likewise,” she included.
Sakshi said her prompt objective is to get ready for the World Championships, to be held in the not so distant future.
“My objective this year is to do well at the World Championships. Starting at now, I am likewise wanting to take an interest at the Asian Championship, to be held in Delhi, in May. Also, I am anticipating sacking gold awards at one year from now’s Commonwealth and Asian Games,” Sakshi, who turned into India’s first lady wrestler to pack an Olympic decoration at Rio a year ago, said.
The 24-year-old conceded that life has totally changed after the Olympic award and it felt great when individuals perceive her. “Life has changed for good. Individuals remember me significantly more now and it gives a positive sentiment. It likewise motivates me to improve.”
Whether it adds additional weight to perform well every time she takes the tangle, Sakshi stated: “Yes, probably the weight has expanded complex and each time I go ahead tangle there is a tremendous weight of desires that I bear on my shoulders.
Yet, that likewise persuades me to work harder and enhance my diversion. I am attempting to resolve every one of my imperfections and prepare better. In a way that helps me get ready better and I am more certain now when I battle my sessions.”
Sakshi was the chief of Delhi Sultans group at the Pro Wrestling League this season and in spite of the fact that she did well, her group neglected to make the elimination rounds. “By and by for me, I won every one of my sessions and that gives a great deal of fulfillment. I likewise learnt a considerable measure from other outside wrestlers. Last season likewise I learnt numerous new things and that had helped me amid the Olympics.
“This time additionally I figured out how to get a couple subtle strategies from some accomplished wrestlers and I am certain that will hold me in great stead at the worldwide competitions. It was a significant affair, despite the fact that my group neglected to make the cut.”
“I think Bajrang Punia’s damage taken a toll us the most. Else we had a decent group. We battled well however lost many close sessions. There were two or three bombshells also that had turned things around. We likewise lost four out of five hurls and some of our best wrestlers were hindered by the restriction groups. So fortunes was another component that did not support us an excessive amount of this time,” clarified Sakshi, who won a bronze award at the Rio Games in ladies’ 58kg.