Tokyo Olympics 2020: Dominant Anshu Malik, regular Sonam Malik qualify; door shut on Sakshi Malik

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Dominant Anshu Malik, regular Sonam Malik qualify; door shut on Sakshi Malik

Anshu misplaced the gold medal bout 4-7 to Mongolia’s Khongorzul Boldsaikhan whereas Sonam didn’t compete within the ultimate as a consequence of an damage.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Dominant Anshu Malik, steady Sonam Malik qualify; door shut on Sakshi Malik

Anshu Malik received silver medal on the particular person Wrestling World Cup. Picture courtesy: Twitter/@WrestlingTVInd

Almaty (Kazakhstan): Meting out spectacular performances, India’s younger wrestlers Anshu Malik and Sonam Malik certified for the Tokyo Video games by profitable silver medals on the Asian Olympic Qualifiers on Saturday.

Anshu, 19, and Sonam, 18, making a gradual transition from the junior to the senior circuit, joined senior professional Vinesh Phogat (53kg) in making the Olympics minimize.

India now have three ladies wrestlers, who will now combat for glory on the Summer season Video games. Vinesh had already certified by the 2019 World Championship. Total, India now have seven wrestlers who’ve certified for the upcoming Video games. Amongst males, Bajrang Punia (65kg), Ravi Dahiya (57kg) and Deepak Punia (86kg) have certified within the males’s freestyle occasion.

Whereas Anshu was dominant in 57kg competitors, Sonam’s resilience finally helped her safe the quota and shut the door on Rio Olympic medallist Sakshi Malik.

Sonam introduced her arrival by defeating Sakshi 4 occasions in current trials, making the 62kg class her personal.

Such was Anshu’s dominance that she conceded solely two factors en route the ultimate, profitable all her three bouts by technical superiority. She started by beating Korean Jieun Um, then outsmarted Kazak wrestler Emma Tissina and within the semi-final she beat Uzbekistan’s Shokhida Akhmedova.

She misplaced the gold medal bout 4-7 to Mongolia’s Khongorzul Boldsaikhan whereas Sonam didn’t compete within the ultimate as a consequence of an damage.

Sonam edged China’s Jia Lengthy 5-2 earlier than profitable by technical superiority in opposition to Hsin Ping Pai of Taipei.

Within the semi-final, she trailed 0-6 in opposition to Kazakhstan’s Ayaulym Kassymova however reeled of 9 factors in a row to safe herself the quota.

“She (Sonam) has proven that she is prepared for the senior circuit. Look what she has accomplished. Individuals had stated that she continues to be on the cadet degree however the constant victories in opposition to Sakshi has boosted her confidence,” Sonam’s private coach Ajmer Malik informed PTI.

“She doesn’t lose confidence or hope now even after conceding factors. We’re happy with her,” Ajmer, who runs Netaji Subash Chander Sports activities Institute at Village Madina in Sonepat district, stated.

Seema Bisla misplaced all her three bouts to exit of race in 50kg whereas Nisha got here near securing a quota in 68kg however threw away a 3-1 result in lose the semi-final by technical superiority in opposition to Kyrgyzstan’s Meerim Zhumanazarova.

Meerim outsmarted the Indian along with her ‘fiteley‘ (leg lace) assault.

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