October 6, 2022

CHENNAI: Wrestling has been one class that has received India medals within the final three editions of the Olympics. Be it Sushil Kumar (bronze in 2008 and silver in 2012), Yogeshwar Dutt (bronze in 2012) or Sakshi Malik (bronze in 2016) — wrestlers have loved success on the most important sporting platform.
The expectations will as soon as once more be sky-high on the upcoming Tokyo Video games with seven Indian wrestlers within the fray. Sakshi is bound that the likes of Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat, Ravi Dahiya and Anshu Malik will likely be among the many medallists in Tokyo.
“Our wrestling crew is without doubt one of the strongest we now have had. I’m undoubtedly anticipating 4 medals from the wrestling contingent. I might say Bajrang, Ravi, Vinesh and Anshu are certainties to win medals. I’m sure that wrestling will return with essentially the most medals,” Sakshi mentioned throughout a digital interplay on Wednesday night. Aside from Bajrang, Ravi, Vinesh and Anshu — different members of the Indian wrestling crew are Deepak Punia, Seema Bisla and Sonam Malik.
Sakshi had misplaced out to Anshu within the race for Tokyo. Sakshi feels Anshu — who’s that includes in her maiden Olympics — should soak within the strain. “I’ve performed 4 video games in opposition to her. She has quite a lot of sturdy factors and has nothing to lose. There isn’t any must worry. That is the beginning of her profession and if she does her finest, Anshu can win a medal for India,” Sakshi talked about. She will likely be a part of Sony Sports activities reside studio present — Sports activities Extraaa throughout the Olympics.
Sakshi received’t be in motion in Tokyo, however the 28-year-old is assured of discovering her approach again into the nationwide crew for the upcoming tournaments. “In an athlete’s life, there are ups and downs. We can not run like machines and carry out on the identical stage all via our careers. The matches I’ve misplaced have been within the final 5-10 seconds. That’s the factor I’m engaged on. I’ll guarantee I work on these items to do higher sooner or later,” she mentioned. Watch the Olympic Video games on Sony Ten 2 and Sony Six channels in English, and SONY TEN 4 channels in Tamil & Telugu.

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