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Sonam Malik(Twitter)

Bouts against Sakshi forged Sonam’s Tokyo route

By Avishek Roy
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2021 07:04 AM IST
  • Ajmer was preparing her for the 2024 Olympics. Sonam believed she had a few years left before breaking into the national side, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Sakshi and Vinesh Phogat. Now the sudden change of plans was baffling for Sonam.
Sonam Malik (in red) during a bout(HT Photo)
Sonam Malik (in red) during a bout(HT Photo)

Rookie Sonam ends Olympic medallist Sakshi's Tokyo dreams

By Sharad Deep, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON MAR 22, 2021 08:03 PM IST
Sonam took down Sakshi in a fiercely contested 62kg bout to win 8-7 and book her place in the team for the Asian Olympic qualifiers in April.
Amazon Prime has been told to delete the Telugu film until changes are made.
Amazon Prime has been told to delete the Telugu film until changes are made.

HC asks Amazon to take down film over actor's defamation case

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 02:21 PM IST
Actor Sakshi Malik had filed a defamation suit against Venkateshwara Creations Pvt Ltd for allegedly using her photograph without permission in their movie that released on Amazon Prime.
The Bombay High Court directed OTT platform Amazon to take down the movie within 24 hours until the said scene is deleted.(HT Photo)
The Bombay High Court directed OTT platform Amazon to take down the movie within 24 hours until the said scene is deleted.(HT Photo)

Bombay HC asks Amazon to take down film over actor's defamation case

PTI | , Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 02:18 PM IST
  • Justice Gautam Patel on Tuesday heard a defamation suit filed by model and actor Sakshi Malik against Venkateshwara Creations Pvt Ltd for allegedly using her photograph without permission in their movie.
Sonam Malik(Twitter)
Sonam Malik(Twitter)

Freak injury forces Sonam to pull out of Rome event

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 01:43 PM IST
Sonam, who had booked her seat in the Indian team in the 62kg after defeating Sakshi in the trials, got injured while training with the 2016 Olympic bronze medallist at the national camp in Lucknow, last week.
Ww 62kg Sakshi MALIK (IND) df. Nabira ESENBAEVA (UZB) by VPO1, 9 - 6
Ww 62kg Sakshi MALIK (IND) df. Nabira ESENBAEVA (UZB) by VPO1, 9 - 6

’Olympic dream a big motivator’

LUCKNOW | By Sharad Deep
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2020 08:46 AM IST
Months of lockdown forced by the pandemic has given a fresh lease of life to her dream of winning another Olympic medal as the wrestling federation is due to hold fresh trials.
File image of Vinesh Phogat(Vinesh Phogat/Instagram)
File image of Vinesh Phogat(Vinesh Phogat/Instagram)

Twice deferred, camp for Vinesh, Sakshi and other wrestlers start

Lucknow | By Sharad Deep
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2020 11:28 PM IST
The Sports Authority of India’s (SAI) centre, which opened almost after seven months here on Monday, saw top Indian wrestlers laughing, jogging, running and even doing light training at the multi-gym for almost two hours, nearly double of what the actual schedule was meant for.
Sakshi Malik has struggled for form since Rio Olympics in 2016.(Getty Images)
Sakshi Malik has struggled for form since Rio Olympics in 2016.(Getty Images)

‘How many medals should I win to get it’: Sakshi Malik miffed over Arjuna Award snub

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2020 07:41 PM IST
Malik, already a recipient of ‘Khel Ratna’ - country’s highest sporting honour - had applied for Arjuna but her case was rejected by the Sports Ministry after the awards committee left it to minister’s discretion.
Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat (in red) in a bout against Thi Ly Kieu of Vietnam in the 53 kg category during the Senior Asian Wrestling Championship, at IGI Stadium, in New Delhi, India, on Friday, February 21, 2020.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat (in red) in a bout against Thi Ly Kieu of Vietnam in the 53 kg category during the Senior Asian Wrestling Championship, at IGI Stadium, in New Delhi, India, on Friday, February 21, 2020.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

National camp for women wrestlers postponed again due to Covid-19

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2020 03:51 PM IST
Vinesh Phogat, the latest wrestler selected for country’s highest sporting honour - Khel Ratna - had openly voiced concerns about travelling to Lucknow.
File image of Vinesh Phogat.(File)
File image of Vinesh Phogat.(File)

Vinesh Phogat pulls out on health grounds

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Sharad Deep
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2020 08:37 PM IST
Besides Phogat and Kakran, the 15-member India team for the camp includes Nirmala Devi, Pinki, Seema (50 kg), Pooja Gehlot, Lalita (53 kg), Anshu, Sarita, Pooja Dhanda (57 kg), Sonam, Sakshi Malik, Navjot Kaur (62 kg), Nisha and Anita (68 kg).
Sakshi MALIK
Sakshi MALIK

Indian wrestlers face fresh trials, tougher field in Tokyo Olympics build-up

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sharad Deep & Ajai Masand
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2020 09:01 PM IST
Rio Olympics bronze medallist Sakshi Malik and 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games silver medallist Pooja Dhanda were knocked out by juniors in the trials. They are likely to be tested even more in next year’s trials as WFI is “keen on hosting the national championships in the next 2-3 months, situation permitting,” and field some of the juniors (under-20) in the trials next year.
Indian women’s wrestling team coach Andrew Cook of USA poses for HT on his bike at the SAi Centre in Lucknow.(File Photo/HT)
Indian women’s wrestling team coach Andrew Cook of USA poses for HT on his bike at the SAi Centre in Lucknow.(File Photo/HT)

Sacked by India for not talking about US selection methods, says wrestling coach Andrew Cook

Lucknow | By Sharad Deep
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2020 08:45 PM IST
The American says salary was never an issue and he has been unfairly terminated despite showing results very fast.
Sakshi Malik celebrates after winning a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics.(Getty Images)
Sakshi Malik celebrates after winning a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics.(Getty Images)

Plane travel fuelled my Olympic dreams, Sakshi Malik tells young wrestling aspirants

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2020 06:30 PM IST
The Rio Games bronze winner urges junior wrestlers to find their heroes as she did in Olympic medallists Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt
File photo of India's Vinesh Phogat (blue) in action against Japan's Yuki Irie(PTI)
File photo of India's Vinesh Phogat (blue) in action against Japan's Yuki Irie(PTI)

Vinesh for ‘Khel Ratna’; Rahul Aware, Deepak Punia and Sakshi nominated for Arjuna

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2020 05:21 PM IST
Vinesh, the only Indian woman wrestler to have qualified for the Tokyo Games, was an easy pick but surprisingly the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) has sent as many as five applications for Arjuna and four each for Dronacharya and Dhyanchand awards.
Wrestler Sakshi Malik continues to train at home amid the coronavirus enforced lockdown(Photo: Instagram/sakshimalik_official)
Wrestler Sakshi Malik continues to train at home amid the coronavirus enforced lockdown(Photo: Instagram/sakshimalik_official)

Wrestler Sakshi Malik delivers knockout punch to lockdown blues, stays positive with yoga

Hindustan Times | By Kritika Sehgal
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2020 08:15 AM IST
The Padma Shri awardee has turned her backyard into an akhara and is practising like a desi pehelwan amid lockdown.
Sonam pins down Rio bronze medallist Sakshi during national trials for Asian Qualifiers.(Deepak Gupta/HT)
Sonam pins down Rio bronze medallist Sakshi during national trials for Asian Qualifiers.(Deepak Gupta/HT)

Sakshi’s Olympic hopes nearly over after defeat

Lucknow | By Sharad Deep
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2020 11:37 PM IST
Sakshi’s one last hope of making it to Tokyo will depend on Sonam failing at Asian qualifying event, scheduled in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan from March 27 to 29.
Sonam Malik(Twitter)
Sonam Malik(Twitter)

Sonam downs Sakshi again, this time by fall, makes cut for Olympic qualifiers

Lucknow | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2020 03:49 PM IST
Asked to re-appear in trials after not-so-strong performance at the Rome Ranking series event and the recently-concluded Asian Championships, the 18-year-old Sonam tore apart the challenge of established seniors in the 62kg competition.
File image of Sakshi Malik.(Getty Images)
File image of Sakshi Malik.(Getty Images)

Sakshi Malik settles for silver at the Asian Wrestling Championship

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2020 08:35 PM IST
Sakshi did not make a successful start to her campaign as she lost her opening match to Japan’s Ruike. However, she quickly redeemed herself to beat Korea’s Ohyoung Ha by technical superiority which helped her reach the semi-final.
File image of Vinesh Phogat.(AP)
File image of Vinesh Phogat.(AP)

Asian Wrestling Championship: Vinesh loses to nemesis Mukaida, gets bronze

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Avishek Roy
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2020 10:25 PM IST
Mukaida will most certainly play on the mind of the Indian who carries the country’s medal hopes in Tokyo.
Sonam Malik.(UWW/Twitter)
Sonam Malik.(UWW/Twitter)

In Sonepat, women wrestlers breaking barriers on the mat

Hindustan Times, Kharkhoda (Sonepat) | By Navneet Singh and Avishek Roy
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2020 08:19 AM IST
OPENING UP Sonepat’s men-only wrestling tradition is now a thing of the past. The Haryana district, famous for producing international wrestlers, is seeing more and more girls hit the akhada.
Sakshi Malik in action.(File Photo)
Sakshi Malik in action.(File Photo)

Sakshi Malik hopeful of Tokyo 2020 berth ahead of Asian C’ships

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2020 05:09 PM IST
Sakshi was defeated by two-time world cadet champion Sonam Malik in the 62-kg weight category in the trials for the Asian World Olympics qualifiers.
Choosing a new career path is always challenging. It’s not impossible though, and it certainly doesn’t mean that, with the right financial plan, you can’t earn a comfortable living.(HDFC Life)
Choosing a new career path is always challenging. It’s not impossible though, and it certainly doesn’t mean that, with the right financial plan, you can’t earn a comfortable living.(HDFC Life)

Zakir Khan, Sakshi Malik feature in HDFC Life’s Behind The Journey Season 2

By Promotional Feature, HT Brand Studio
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2020 12:17 PM IST
Know how these stars became champions in their own professions because they had a solid financial plan to back up their efforts.
File photo of Sonam Malik.(UWI/Twitter)
File photo of Sonam Malik.(UWI/Twitter)

Sonam Malik rises on dad’s pep talk, fighting spirit

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2020 09:53 AM IST
The teenager went neck-and-neck with Sakshi and kept attacking despite trailing in the first period of the 62kg semi-final bout. In the second period, Sonam produced a sensational four-point throw with three seconds left on the clock.
India wrestler Sakshi Malik(PTI)
India wrestler Sakshi Malik(PTI)

Sonam Malik shocks Olympic medallist Sakshi Malik in trials

Lucknow | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2020 03:05 PM IST
Sonam was trailing 4-6 in the second period but produced a sensational four-point throw with just three seconds left in the bout to make it 10-10 and win on criteria of scoring the last point. She then defeated Radhika 4-1 in the final to seal her spot in the Indian team in the 62kg category.
File image of Indian wrestler Sakshi Malik(Getty Images)
File image of Indian wrestler Sakshi Malik(Getty Images)

SAG 2019: Sakshi, Ravinder lead India to 4 more wrestling gold

Kathmandu | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2019 08:23 AM IST
While Rio Olympics medallist Sakshi was unstoppable on her way to the podium finish in the 62 kg category, U-23 World silver medallist, Ravinder made it a golden double for India as he clinched top honours in the 61kg men’s freestyle.
India's Vinesh Phogat (blue) in action against Japan's Yuki Irie during the final bout of women's freestyle 50 kg wrestling event, at the Asian Games 2018.(PTI)
India's Vinesh Phogat (blue) in action against Japan's Yuki Irie during the final bout of women's freestyle 50 kg wrestling event, at the Asian Games 2018.(PTI)

Women wrestlers break stereotypes

Jalandhar | By Saurabh Duggal
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2019 10:26 AM IST
Malik got married after her Rio Olympics medals and continues to be one of India’s top wrestlers. Phogat won her maiden world championship medal this year after getting married in December last year.
Vinesh Phogat of India reacts as she won the bronze match of the women's 53kg category.(AP)
Vinesh Phogat of India reacts as she won the bronze match of the women's 53kg category.(AP)

Phogat, Sakshi star attraction in Senior National C’ships

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2019 11:27 PM IST
Rio Olympics bronze medallist Sakshi Malik has confirmed her participation in the domestic competition, said Vinod Tomar, assistant secretary of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI).
Vinesh Phogat of India(AP)
Vinesh Phogat of India(AP)

Vinesh, Sakshi to feature in Senior National Wrestling Championships

Jalandhar | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2019 05:57 PM IST
Over 500 wrestlers will be vying for top honours in the men’s freestyle, greco roman and women events during the championship.
Sakshi Malik won a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics(Getty Images)
Sakshi Malik won a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics(Getty Images)

PA with Sakshi Malik: “The funniest thing I have ever done while on a date is… beaten my date on the wrestling mat!”

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Ghosh
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2019 10:37 PM IST
The wrestler talks marriage and fights, and also reveals where she keeps her Olympic medal!
Sakshi Malik with her bronze medal during the Rio Olympics.(PTI)
Sakshi Malik with her bronze medal during the Rio Olympics.(PTI)

Sakshi Malik dropped from Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS), wrestler Ravi Dahiya included

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2019 05:17 PM IST
Sakshi, who won a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics, has been struggling for long and has been dropped from the Scheme. She had crashed out in the opening round of the 62kg women’s category in Nur-Sultan.
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