Asian Wrestling Championship: Vinesh Phogat eases into 53 kg ultimate to remain in rivalry for maiden continental title

Asian Wrestling Championship: Vinesh Phogat eases into 53 kg ultimate to remain in rivalry for maiden continental title

There was no stopping Vinesh within the absence of the Chinese language and Japanese rivals as she cruised to the summit spherical with out shedding a degree and might now win her first gold medal on the Continental championship.

Asian Wrestling Championship: Vinesh Phogat eases into 53 kg final to stay in contention for maiden continental title

File picture of Vinesh Phogat. AFP

Almaty: Dominating the proceedings in a depleted area, three Indian wrestlers together with Olympic certain Vinesh Phogat (53kg) and younger Anshu Malik (57kg) reached their respective finals on the Asian Championship, right here on Friday.

There was no stopping Vinesh within the absence of the Chinese language and Japanese rivals as she cruised to the summit spherical with out shedding a degree and might now win her first gold medal on the Continental championship.

Vinesh has had seven podium finishes on the Asian meet over time, together with three silver medals.
She gained by technical superiority in opposition to Mongolia’s Otgonjargal Ganbaatar and Taipei’s Meng Hsuan Hsieh whereas an injured Hyunyoung Oh from Korea didn’t flip up for the semifinal.

Vinesh, who had gained a bronze within the Delhi version of the Continental championship final yr, will now face Hsieh within the ultimate.

Persevering with her spectacular rise, Anshu, who booked an Olympic quota for herself solely few days again on the identical venue, reached the summit conflict with ease.

The 19-year-old gained her first two bouts by technical superiority in opposition to Uzbekistan’s Sevara Eshmuratova and Kyrguzstan’s Nazira Marsbek Kyzy to succeed in the semifinal.

Her fast strikes and super power had her rivals gasping for breath.

Up in opposition to Mongolia’s Battsetseg Altantsetseg she was main 9-1 when the referee awarded the ‘victory by warning’ to the Indian. The Mongolian was cautioned thrice.

She is going to struggle for gold in opposition to the identical Mongolian rival.

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

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

She is going to struggle for gold Mongolia’s Bolortungalag Zorigt.

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

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