–by Boria Majumdar The athletes in India face the ordeal of not having access to top-class facilities but despite that they have managed to win medals at international competitions. Sakshi Malik is one such athlete who made India proud by winning a bronze medal at the just concluded Rio Olympics.Speaking to India Today, Sakshi reveals the hardships she had to go through and the problems Indian athletes faced during the Rio Games.”I have gone through various difficulties and also didn’t get good facilities outside the camps,” Sakshi said. (It was a dream to run with the Indian flag: Sakshi Malik)”Doctors should always be there to guide the athletes on supplements – what to take and what not to. We didn’t get a physio at the Olympics till the last moment. It was only when it was highlighted in the news that we got a physio at the last stage before the Olympics,” the Rio medallist added.Boxer Vikas Krishan, who made it to the quarterfinal stage in 75kg category at Rio was also harsh on the way sports is being managed in India. Vikas was also critical of the fact that how Indian boxing is suffering without a federation.”Indian boxers are suffering in the absence of a federation and we don’t even have boxers in a lot of categories which go unrepresented,” Vikas said.”We have not had nationals, we can’t see the next crop of boxers. Moreover, our boxing contingent didn’t have a physio at the Rio Games,” Vikas added.advertisementIndia won two medals at the Rio Olympics, with shuttler PV Sindhu winning a silver and Sakshi a bronze in freestyle wrestling.