Sakshi Malik claims that she will head to Indonesia with nothing in her mind apart from winning a medal for India at a recent press conference in Lucknow. Malik also admitted that she needed to get stronger mentally as the Indian team aims to bring back gold from the upcoming Asiad.
Indian wrestler Sakshi Malik had first ensured a place for herself in the Indian record books by becoming the first Indian female wrestler to win a medal in the Olympics, in Rio 2016. Malik won the bronze medal in the women’s freestyle 58 kg category, which made her just the fourth female Olympic medalist from the country.
"We want to win
Malik, who is married to fellow wrestler Satyawart Kadian, has been in a rut on the mat off late and admitted she needed to step up her game ahead of the quadrennial event later this month.
"After Rio, I have done well in many championships. There are always ups and downs in athletes' life but we always try to give our 100 percent and bring laurels for the country. There is no lack of effort during training.
"I need to be strong mentally and get better. JSW has helped me in taking help of a sports psychologist. I have been advised to meditate and develop positive thinking and think about my strong moves. Now I meditate and sometimes I try to
At the Yasar Dogu international tournament, Sakshi won the qualification round before she lost due to a fall against Elmira Gambarova in the 62 kg category. Malik, however, revealed that she had not set herself any specific target for the upcoming Asian Games.
"I had set a target of
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