Historic moment! Sakshi Malik with a bronze medal

Historic moment! Sakshi Malik with a bronze medal

Showing extraordinary fighting spirit, woman wrestler Sakshi Malik ended India's frustrating medal drought with a dramatic bronze-winning effort on day 12 of the Rio Olympic 2016. She had lost her quarterfinal bout but got a fresh lease of life when her Russian conqueror reached the final, allowing the Indian to compete in the repechage round.

Historic moment! Sakshi Malik with a bronze medal

Sakshi Malik of India declared winner against Aisuluu Tynybekova of Kyrgyzstan during the Women's Freestyle 58 kg Bronze match on Day 12 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Caioca Arena 2 on August 17, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Historic moment! Sakshi Malik with a bronze medal

Sakshi Malik of India celebrates after defeating Aisuluu Tynybekova of Kyrgyzstan during the Women's Freestyle 58 kg Bronze match on Day 12 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Caioca Arena 2 on August 17, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Historic moment! Sakshi Malik with a bronze medal

Bronze medalist Sakshi Malik of India stands during the medal ceremony after the Women's Freestyle 58 kg competition on Day 12 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Caioca Arena 2 on August 17, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Historic moment! Sakshi Malik with a bronze medal

(L-R) Bronze medalist Marwa Amri of Tunisia and bronze medalist Sakshi Malik of India stand on the podium during the medal ceremony after the Women's Freestyle 58 kg competition on Day 12 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Caioca Arena 2 on August 17, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Historic moment! Sakshi Malik with a bronze medal

(L-R) Silver medalist Valeriia Koblova Zholobova of Russia, gold medalist Kaori Icho of Japan, bronze medalist Marwa Amri of Tunisia and bronze medalist Sakshi Malik of India stand on the podium during the medal ceremony after the Women's Freestyle 58 kg competition on Day 12 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Caioca Arena 2 on August 17, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)