Sakshi wins bronze, ends India’s medal drought

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Sakshi Malik wins first medal for India in Women’s 58-kg freestyle; meanwhile, Japan’s Kaori Icho wins gold.

India’s campaign now has been reduced to four disciplines — track and field, badminton, women’s golf and wrestling — after the flop show put up by the contingent in other sports. Day 12 of the Rio Games features medal action in track and field, beach volleyball, wrestling.

Kidambi Srikanth played his heart out before going down fighting against two-time defending champion Lin Dan in the quarterfinals of the men’s singles badminton event. Indian women wrestlers — Vinesh Phogat and Sakshi Malik — crossed the first hurdle by registering contrasting victories in their respective weight divisions in the Rio Olympic Games.




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