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Rio Olympics 2016, India Wrestling Live Updates: Vinesh Phogat and Sakshi Malik, Women's 48kg and 58kg

Sakshi Malik clinches bronze medal for India. HISTORY MADE!
Updated: 18 August 2016 03:29 IST - Published: 17 August 2016 17:26 IST
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That is it from all of us here at Sportskeeda. Do not forget to tune in to our live blog of wrestling tomorrow as Babita Kumari looks to add to our medal tally at Rio 2016. The floodgates have opened finally for India at the Olympic games as far as medals go. Till then have a goodnight everyone.

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Let us hope this is the first of many more medals to come.

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India's flag rises alongside the flags of Japan, Russia and Tunisia for the first  time here at Rio 2016.

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The Silver medal is given to the woman she lost in the quarterfinals. Koblova, who just could not hang onto her lead till the last moment. Its the Japanes who takes the gold medal as the national anthem of Japan is summoned at the Olympic training center in Rio.

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This win also maintain India's 100% record in repechage rounds at the Olympics. They have never lost a repechage match in Olympic history.

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A feet which would have been considered unreachable just a few years back has been achieved. The first woman wrestler to win an Olympic medal for India. 

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Sakshi's name is announced first. She gets on the podium all smiles. How proud must she feel to take a medal for her country here. An amazing moment in Indian sporting  history.

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And there she is. On the podium. Kept fighting till the end and she now has a Bronze medal to show for it. 

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The wrestlers walk out to the stage to a big round of applause. Sakshi is all smiles tonight. And why not? She has achieved a feet previously not recognized for a female wrestler to win an Olympic medal for India, she has truly shown the way for many in this country. What a moment.

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And we have our medal ceremony. And we are about to crown our new Indian princess.

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We thought she was down and out after the first half of the repechage final when she was down 5-0. But Sakshi Malik has taught us to fight till the end.

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We thought she had lost when she was 4-0 in her qualifiers. 3-0 down in her roundof 16 clash and then against the Russian.

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Remember even PV Sindhu will be in action in the Women's singles Badminton. A win for her will ensure us a medal as well. Hopefully India can end Rio on a good note.

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India are yet to win a Gold in wrestling at the Olympics but surely that is not too far away now. Maybe this time, with Yogeshwar and Narsingh, India has a shot at the grand prize.

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It is now time for the medal's ceremony for the 53 Kg category. The stage is set. 

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India still have 4 wrestlers to go with the likes of Sandeep Tomar, Babita Kumari and Yogeshwar Dutt still to come.

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That will be followed by Sandeep Tomar, Yogeshwar Dutt and Narsingh Yadav in the men's freestyle. So stay tuned to sportskeeda for live updates of wrestling at Rio 2016

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And that now moves the sports above Shooting, which has give us 4 medals so far.

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We still have Babita Kumari who will be competing in the 53 Kg category tomorrow. So dont forget to tune in for that. We will keep you updated on the medal ceremony for wrestling tonight as Sakshi Malik takes her bronze medal.

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This is India's 5th medal in wrestling.

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Let's not forget Vinesh wold have likely been among the medals as well had she not bee sidelined for injury but there are positive news as far as her injury goes.

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What a day it has been.

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Three wins after trailing in the first period in all three, She has shown immense guts and endurance to claim India's first medal here at Rio 2016

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But it's India's moment tonight. The elusive first medal has finally come and Sakshi Malik has brought it home.

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Kaori Icho has turned around the final in the last moment similar to her compatriot Tosaka and takes the gold medal with a score 3-2

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The final score was 8-5 as there was a from Tynybekova's corner. And that was declined.

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That was some fightback. 5-0 down and then came back to take it 7-5. Wow that's called spirit.

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I am jumping with joy. India is juming with joy. Thank you Sakshi.

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First female wrestler to win a medal at the Olympics. We have our medal. India has a new princess. 

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Sakshi writes her name into the record books.

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And it is Sakshi Malik, the 23 year old who has done it for India.

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The floodgates have opened finally for India

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First Medal for India at Rio and it is the first for a female wrestler at the Olympics.

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SAKSHI MALIK HS WON THE BRONZE

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SHE HAS DONE IT

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India wins first medal at the Rio Olympics.

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Sakshi takes BRONZE!!

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What a contest it has been.

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And Sakshi gets another 2 

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Sakshi gets another. Its 5-5 now. 

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1 minute to go and Sakshi down 4-5.

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Sakshi now looking for the kill.

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What  turn around Sakshi is now just 1 point behind.

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2 takedowns and it is 4-5

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Now only a point behind.

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4 for Sakshi. 

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Final 2 minutes. All or nothing for Sakshi.

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Sakshi was in another difficult position. But Sakshi averts the danger.

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Tynybekova has looked the superior wrestler so far. Sakshi needs to turn this around. She has done it before. Can she do it again?

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And the 2nd period is away.

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