Working on how to end matches: Sakshi

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 13 Dec 2018 10:56:06


 

NEW DELHI,

NOT the one to fret over defeats wrestler Sakshi Malik is working hard on how to close the deal on the mat, something which has emerged as her achilles heel this season. Sakshi suffered a spate of disappointing results all year. At the Commonwealth Games she went down in the first round but managed to win a bronze via repechage. The Rohtak wrestler picked up another bronze in the Asian Championships but crashed out of the Yasar Dogu International before reaching the medal round.


The bad form continued at the Asian Games where Sakshi returned empty-handed before suffering a humiliating exit from the World Championship. “I analyse all my bouts irrespective of whether I am winning or losing. I look at my mistakes, where I lost the point and try and figure out how to rectify it. According to my weight I have good power, wrestling is a combination of power and technique. You can’t rely on just one thing, you have to have both,” Sakshi told PTI.


The Rio Olympics bronze medallist has lost most of her bouts this year, including her CWG and Asian Games exits, in the dying moments. “I am working really hard on how to keep my calm towards the end of my bouts. The last few seconds are very important. I am losing matches towards the end. I have to keep myself focused.”