December 2, 2022

Teenager Sonam Malik misplaced within the 1/8 last of the Tokyo Olympics 2020  ladies’s freestyle 62kg wrestling occasion to Mongolia’s Bolortuya Khurelkhuu on a separation criterion. Sonam Malik led 2-0 till the ultimate 30 seconds of the bout earlier than Mongolia wrestler pulled off a calculated two-point transfer to maneuver to a wider lead.

Tokyo Olympics: Younger participant Sonam Malik eradicated

Sonam Malik did reach choosing up a degree every within the first two rounds by push-outs i.e. throwing Bolortuya Khurelkhuu out of the mat and in reality, had additionally saved her 2-0 lead intact even within the last spherical as effectively. Nevertheless, Malik couldn’t capitalise on it as her Mongolian counterpart staged a exceptional comeback by clinching these two treasured factors within the dying seconds of the competition to stage the phrases.

Though each members have been leveled so far as the factors are involved, Bolortuya Khurelkhuu was adjudged the winner, and rightfully so because the Mongolia wrestler earned her factors with a landing. In the meantime, Sonam Malik’s Tokyo Olympics 2020 desires may have been extended and the 19-year-old would have nonetheless participated within the repechage spherical offered Bolortuya Khurelkhuu efficiently made it to the finals of the  62kg class.

Sadly, that was to not be because the Mongolian wrestler misplaced in her quarter-final bout to Bulgaria’s Taybe Yusein which meant that Sonam Malik’s possibilities of that includes within the repechage spherical have been merely out of competition.

The  ‘Repechage’ spherical that was launched for the very first time within the Beijing version of the quadrennial occasion helped wrestler Sushil Kumar earn a bronze medal regardless of his pre-quarterfinal loss to Ukraine’s Andriy Stadnik within the males’s  66kg occasion. The repechage rule permits two wrestlers in every weight class who misplaced in earlier rounds to land bronze medals.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Sonam Malik wrestling

Sonam Malik had sealed her Tokyo 2020 spot on the Asian Olympic wrestling qualifiers in April. Nevertheless, a proper knee harm didn’t let her fly to Russia for coaching within the build-up to the Video games. Sonam Malik is a two-time world cadet wrestling champion and has overwhelmed Rio Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi Malik on two events within the nationwide trials.


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