Sakshi Malik has missed out on her last opportunity of being in contention for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics berth. An era of domination came to an end as the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games medallist failed to earn a place in the Indian squad for the Asian Olympic Qualifiers.
A new sun rises on the horizon of women’s wrestling as Sonam prevailed over the seasoned pro in the Wrestling Federation of India trials for a second successive time.
With a 3-2 win over Sakshi at the trials in Lucknow, Sonam conclusively established herself as the best contemporary 62 kg Indian women wrestler. Now, the Haryana teen will have the onus to prove that she is also good enough to be among the Asian contenders at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.