Anshu Malik, Radhika take silver, Manisha takes bronze – Reuters Sports News

Anshu Malik eventually lost in the title fight after winning three previous bouts in dominant fashion to win a silver medal in the 57 kg category at the Asian Wrestling Championships here on Friday.

Radhika also won a silver medal in the 65 kg category while Manisha won a bronze medal in the 62 kg category.

Anshu lost by pinfall in the gold medal match to Tsugumi Sakurai of Japan.


The Indian was dominance personified as she won her previous three bouts via technical superiority before losing to Sakurai in the 57kg final.

The 20-year-old reigning champion from Nidani village in Haryana put in a solid performance, literally playing with her opponents to secure a third medal at the Asian Championships.

She had won a bronze medal at the 2020 edition on home soil and won the 57kg title in Almaty last year.

Anshu, who last year became the first Indian wrestler to reach the finals of the World Championship, began with a win over Shokhida Akhmedova of Uzbekistan, followed by another dominating win over Singapore’s Danielle Sue Ching Lim, who faced her superior Indian rival at sea. .

Anshu gave her rivals little time to think or plan as she performed move after move with ease to stun them.

She overpowered Bolortuya Khurelkhuu of Mongolia in the semifinals, starting with a four-point shot resulting from a double leg attack.

Easy eliminations and push points meant the final four-stage fight was over in just two minutes and 12 seconds.

Radhika emerged victorious in her Round 5 match against Dariga Aben of Kazakhstan to take Silver.

Manisha, on the other hand, opted for a bronze medal after losing to Korean Hanbit Lee. The Indian, who has been doing well in national events in the 62kg category for some time, lost her semi-final to Japan’s Nonoka Ozaki in just 40 seconds, eliminating the gold medal fight.

Ozaki got her into a tip leg movement early in the fight and ended the fight in the blink of an eye.

This came after Manisha got off to a flying start, beating Kazakhstan’s Ayaulym Kassymova 9-0.

Meanwhile, Swati Shinde (53 kg) lost both fights via technical superiority to end the medal hunt.

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