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‘We'll Give Her a Grand Welcome': Sakshi Malik’s Family on Her CWG Gold Medal

Malik on Friday, 5 August, won her maiden CWG gold, defeating Canada's Ana Paula Godinez Gonzalez.

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Overjoyed by wrestler and Olympic medallist Sakshi Malik's win at Commonwealth Games (CWC) 2022 in Birmingham, her family at Rohtak has made grand preparations to welcome her home.

Malik on Friday, 5 August, won her maiden CWG gold, defeating Canada's Ana Paula Godinez Gonzalez and winning 'by fall' in the women's 62 kg wrestling final.

Speaking to reporters, her father Sukhbir Malik said, "We are so happy. Our happiness cannot be described in words. Whenever a sportswoman clinches a gold medal, she is called golden girl; so we will call her golden girl now."

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Malik's mother Sudesh Malik, meanwhile, said that Sakshi had practised a lot for the event. "When she was leaving for the Games from the airport, she reassured me that she would definitely win gold this time. Sakshi had said that she would put in 100 percent effort to win gold," she said.

She added that they planned to accord her a grand welcome. "The arrangements are grander than those made after her Olympic win."

Satyawan, Sakshi's coach and father-in-law, said that she had always been a very courageous girl. "She never gives up even if she is trailing in a game. I haven't seen a girl who is so courageous."

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