Saturday, June 19, 2021

India wins one Gold, two Bronze medals in Asian Wrestling Championship

In Wrestling, Sarita Mor stamped her authority in the Asian Wrestling Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan by defending the women’s 59 kg title. Indian women also won two bronze medals through Seema and Pooja besides Sarita’s gold. The 25-year-old Haryana wrestler made a dramatic turnaround in the closing stages of the six-minute final bout to score a thrilling 10-7 win over Mongolia’s Shoovdor Baatarjav.

In the Asian Championships held in February 2020 in New Delhi, Sarita had won gold while in the 2017 edition of the continental competition, she had won silver in 58kg. India picked up their second medal, a bronze in the women’s 50 kg category, when Seema scored a thumping 10-0 win over Yung Hsun Lin of Taipei. Pooja won the third medal, a bronze in the women’s 76 kg category. She defeated Seoyeon Jeong of Korea 5-2. Nisha too had a good start in the women’s 68 kg by scoring 8-0 win over Mongolia’s Delgermaa Enkhsaikhan but lost to Korea’s Eun Sun Jeong 2-6 in the second round.

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