This is what made Sakshi Malik’s confidence boost in those 30 seconds break.
Surely, every coach tends to bring out the best in his/her student. Those 30 seconds break in the wrestling match at the Rio Olympics 2016 brought the unparalleled in Sakshi Malik and took her confidence and courage to another level.
Those motivational lines conveyed by the Guru, made Shishya set the field on fire and change the whole course of the match. Kuldeep Malik told TOI “I knew Sakshi had the ability to win a medal. But a 5-0 deficit (going into the second half) is quite a significant one. She had no other option but to attack. I told her to go for her signature move and fight aggressively.”
Wondering what happened in those 30 seconds which made Sakshi win bronze.
Well, here’s what Sakshi’s coach said to her
Olympic ke podium par khada hona hai? Desh ka jhanda uthte hue dekhna hai? “To jao usko patko”
Unlike Gopichand, who accompanies Sindhu to all the ceremonies, Kuldeep Malik chooses to remain behind the doors and cherish Sakshi’s winning moments
“My disciple ended India’s nightmare at Rio with a Bronze and the memories of the way India celebrated that medal is something I would love to carry to my grave. No amount of reward is bigger than those moments. I saw on TV that how people were celebrating Sakshi’s victory and no reward is bigger than making 1.3 billion people feel proud in one go”, said Kuldeep Malik.
This Malik Jodi created a magic at the Rio Olympics and we just can’t get enough of them. Agree?