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17 Reasons Sakshi Malik Deserves ALL OF THE Medals

She already became India's first 2016 Olympic medalist, winning a bronze at the women's freestyle 58kg wrestling event last night. Now her goofiness, sincerity, and passion will win your heart too.

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1. Because she's totally 100% candid about the real reason she worked to get to the Olympics.

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2. Because of this pro-level goofiness.

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3. Because her passion has brought every skeptic on board.

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4. Because she would've been equally happy if one of India's other two women wrestlers, Vinesh Phogat or Babita Kumari, had medalled instead of her.

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5. And she fought harder after one of them fell out of the running.

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6. Because she's honest about the challenges of being a sportsperson.

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7. Because she's wiser at 24 than most of us will be, like, ever.

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8. Because of this staggering humility.

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9. This sincere patriotism.

10. And this contagious grin.

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11. Because she refused to enjoy the spotlight alone and immediately pulled her coach Kuldeep Singh into it with her.

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12. Because of this post-medal anecdote from her mom.

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13. Because her brother's reaction to her winning an Olympic medal on Raksha Bandhan will make any sister tear up.

"It's unlikely any sister can give a bigger gift than this."
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"It's unlikely any sister can give a bigger gift than this."

14. Because she's the athlete and the cheerleader.

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15. Because her post-victory celebrations are the most adorable in the world. Gold medal at the Awwwwwlympics.

Here she is after winning the women's freestyle 58kg bronze match last night.
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Here she is after winning the women's freestyle 58kg bronze match last night.

16. Because she's trained for over a decade to become third best in the WHOLE DAMN WORLD at what she does.

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17. And because this is the face of incredible dreams coming true.

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