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Wrestler Anshu Malik creates history, becomes first Indian woman to enter World Championships final

Wrestler Anshu Malik creates historical past, turns into first Indian girl to enter World Championships closing | Different Sports activities Information

Anshu Malik created historical past on Wednesday by changing into the primary Indian girl wrestler to achieve the World Championship closing when she outclassed junior European champion Solomiia Vynnyk at the same time as Sarita Mor misplaced her semifinal after surprising world champion and can battle for a bronze right here.
The 19-year-old Anshu, the reigning Asian champion, managed the semifinal from the start and received by technical superiority within the 57kg class to enter historical past books.
Solely 4 Indian girls wrestlers have received medals on the Worlds and all of them — Geeta Phogat (2012), Babita Phogat (2012), Pooja Dhanda (2018) and Vinesh Phogat (2019) — have clinched bronze.
Anshu additionally grew to become solely the third Indian ever to make the Worlds gold medal match after Sushil Kumar (2010) and Bajrang Punia (2018). India has just one world Champion in Sushil until date and Anshu can create one other historical past on Thursday. Anshu’s win additionally ensured India’s first medal from this version of the occasion.
Anshu was intelligent together with her strikes. A minimum of thrice, she affected take-down strikes from the left of Vynnyk and completed the bout with an publicity transfer. The Nidani woman began competing within the senior circuit solely from final 12 months and has made a gentle progress since then. She additionally had certified for the Tokyo Olympics.
Earlier, she was hardly troubled by Kazakhstan’s Nilufar Raimova, whom she beat by technical superiority and later outwitted Mongolia’s Davaachimeg Erkhembayar 5-1 within the quarterfinals.
Sarita to battle for bronze
Seasoned Sarita Mor shocked defending champion Linda Morais 8-2 in her opening bout and beat Germany’s Sandra Paruszewski 3-1 within the quarterfinals. Up in opposition to the reigning European champion from Bulgaria Bilyana Zhivkova Duodova, Sarita fought her coronary heart out however misplaced 0-3. She’s going to now battle for a bronze.
The reigning Asian champion had a tricky opening bout in opposition to the 2019 World champion from Canada however got here out trumps with a tactical 8-2 win within the pre-quarterfinals.
A fast take-down transfer, adopted by an expose along with some excellent defence put Sarita 7-0 forward by the point the primary interval was over. The one scoring level she conceded was a take-down transfer within the second interval. She didn’t let Linda play her recreation, holding her in lock positions.
Later, the quarterfinal in opposition to Paruszewski turned out to be a more durable bout, by which the 2 wrestlers have been largely restricted to standing battle which took so much out of them. There was just one point-scoring transfer, a take down effected by Sarita late within the match and that sealed the result.
Within the 72kg, Divya Kakran shocked Kseniia Burakova with a ‘win by fall’ however misplaced by technical superiority to Japan’s Below-23 world champion Masako Furuich. The 2020 Asian champion Divya fought her coronary heart out in each the bouts and wriggled out of adverse positions umpteen occasions however hurried strikes and over-aggression price her the quarterfinal in opposition to the Japanese.
In the meantime, Kiran (76kg) received her repechage spherical in opposition to Turkey’s Aysegul Ozbege to achieve bronze play-off however Pooja Jatt (53kg) misplaced her repechage by fall to Eucuador’s Luisa Elizabeth Melendres. Kiran will face 2020 African champion Samar Amer Ibrahim Hamza.

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