DREAMS MAKETH A WOMAN
RITZ|March 2020
She’s a sensation in the wrestling ring. Sakshi Malik made India proud by bagging a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. She was the first woman wrestler from the country to secure a podium finish. No highs or lows, or ups and downs stopped her from reaching her goals. Just one step short of the Summer Olympics 2020 in Tokyo, Sakshi seems to be fitter and stronger than ever before, thanks to the confidence, she’s gained from her last victory. Endorsing the partnership of Herbalife Nutrition with the Inspire Institute of Sport (IIS) as it’s sports nutrition partner, the young IIS wrestler spoke to us about her journey after Rio Olympics and her dreams for Tokyo Olympics.
NAMITA GUPTA

How’re you preparing now for what lies ahead?

We prepare all year round and before any competition, we all really focus hard and put in our best to win medals, not only for us, but for our country. I still have to clear one qualifying tournament for Tokyo 2020 Olympics. I’m really trying my best to clear that. It will be sometime in May in Bulgaria. We have the names of the girls who have cleared the qualifying tournament, so I’m watching their videos and preparing myself. But otherwise, even on regular days, I train for about three hours in the morning and three hours in the evening. In between I just get time to relax a bit and catch up on sleep that helps in body recovery. For increasing focus, I also do a little bit of yoga sometimes in the morning.

What is your nutrition intake like? Do you follow a schedule?

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