Asian Wrestling Championship: Vinesh Phogat, Anshu Malik clinch maiden gold medals in Almaty

Asian Wrestling Championship: Vinesh Phogat, Anshu Malik clinch maiden gold medals in Almaty

Vinesh has notched up seven podium finishes on the Asian meet over time, together with three silver medals earlier than this version.

Asian Wrestling Championship: Vinesh Phogat, Anshu Malik clinch maiden gold medals in Almaty

Vinesh moved 6-0 up within the closing and completed the bout in type by pinning her rival within the first interval itself. Picture Courtesy: United World Wrestling

Almaty: Dominating the proceedings in a depleted discipline, Olympic-bound wrestlers Vinesh Phogat and Anshu Malik gained their maiden Asian Championship titles after comfy triumphs of their respective summit clashes on Friday.

There was no stopping Vinesh within the absence of the Chinese language and Japanese rivals as she cruised to the title with out dropping some extent within the 53kg class.

Vinesh has notched up seven podium finishes on the Asian meet over time, together with three silver medals earlier than this version.

The 19-year outdated Anshu, who bagged the Tokyo Video games quota right here a number of days in the past, was but once more spectacular as she underlined her progress within the senior circuit with yet one more assured efficiency in 57kg.

She gained her closing 3-0 and was by no means actually troubled by Mongolia’s Battsetseg Altantsetseg, apart from a double-leg assault initially within the bout.
The Mongolian was principally busy defending and Anshu saved her lead intact for gold.

Earlier within the day, Vinesh gained by technical superiority towards Mongolia’s Otgonjargal Ganbaatar and Taipei’s Meng Hsuan Hsieh whereas an injured Hyunyoung Oh from Korea didn’t flip up for the semi-final.

Vinesh, who had gained a bronze within the Delhi version of the Continental championship final 12 months, moved 6-0 up within the closing and completed the bout in type by pinning her rival within the first interval itself.

Anshu gained her first two bouts by technical superiority towards Uzbekistan’s Sevara Eshmuratova and Kyrgyzstan’s Nazira Marsbek Kyzy to achieve the semi-final.

Her fast strikes and great vitality had her rivals gasping for breath.

Up towards Altantsetseg, she was main 9-1 when the referee awarded a ‘victory by warning’ to the Indian. The Mongolian was cautioned thrice.

Additionally reaching the ultimate was Sakshi Malik, who’s competing in 65kg, having missed her declare in her pet 62kg class.

Competing significantly better than she was within the trials, the Rio Video games bronze medallist gained her first two bouts by technical superiority and was main 3-0 towards Hanbit Lee when the Korean suffered a knee damage and opted out of the competition.

She’s going to combat for gold towards Mongolia’s Bolortungalag Zorigt.

Additionally doing nicely was Divya Kakran, who’s competing within the 72kg class. She surprised reigning Asian Champion Zhamila Bakbergenova from Kazakhstan 8-5 en route the third spherical.


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