Pride of 2016 – Sakshi Malik

Rio de Janeiro: India's Sakshi Malik poses with her bronze medal for the women's wrestling freestyle 58-kg competition during the medals ceremony at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday. PTI Photo by Atul Yadav(PTI8_18_2016_000010A)

Sakshi Malik struck bronze at Rio and set the ball rolling for the Indians at the games. With her parents support the young girl from Haryana had previously won the silver at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and bronze at the 2015 Asian Wrestling Championship in Doha.

She is a part of the JSW Sports Excellence Program, along with fellow female wrestlers Vinesh Phogat, Babita Kumari and Geeta Phogat.