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Anshu Malik, Radhika Clinch Silver Medals in Asian Championship, Manisha Wins Bronze

Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia): Anshu Malik lastly misplaced within the title conflict after profitable three earlier bouts in a dominant vogue to clinch a silver within the 57kg class on the Asian Wrestling Championships right here on Friday. Radhika additionally gained a silver in 65kg class whereas Manisha bagged a bronze within the 62kg division. Anshu misplaced to Tsugumi Sakurai of Japan by fall within the gold medal bout. The Indian was dominance personified as she gained all her three earlier bouts by technical superiority earlier than dropping to Sakurai within the 57kg closing.

The 20-year-old defending champion from Haryana’s Nidani village dished out a powerful efficiency and actually toyed together with her opponents to guarantee herself a 3rd Asian Championship medal. She had gained a bronze within the 2020 version at house and gained the 57kg title final 12 months in Almaty.

Anshu, who grew to become the primary Indian lady wrester to succeed in the World Championship closing final 12 months, started with a win over Uzbekistan’s Shokhida Akhmedova and adopted that up with one other dominating victory in opposition to Singapore’s Danielle Sue Ching Lim, who appeared at sea in opposition to her superior Indian rival. Anshu hardly gave her rivals time to assume or strategise as she pulled off transfer after transfer with ease to bamboozle them.

She overpowered Mongolia’s Bolortuya Khurelkhuu within the semifinals, starting with a four-point throw that ensued from a double-leg assault. Easy take-downs and push-out factors meant that the last-four stage bout resulted in simply two minutes and 12 seconds.

Radhika emerged victorious in opposition to Dariga Aben of Kazakhstan in her Round 5 bout to clinch the silver. Manisha, in the meantime, settled for a bronze after dropping to Korea’s Hanbit Lee. The Indian, who has been doing effectively within the 62kg class at home occasions for a while, misplaced her semifinal in simply 40 seconds to Japan’s Nonoka Ozaki to bow out of gold medal race.

Ozaki trapped her in leg-lace transfer early within the contest and completed the bout in a jiffy. This was after Manisha was off to a flying begin, profitable 9-Zero in opposition to Kazakhstan’s Ayaulym Kassymova.

Meanwhile, Swati Shinde (53kg) misplaced each her bouts by technical superiority to exit of medal race.

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