November 29, 2022


OSLO (Norway: Anshu Malik on Wednesday created historical past by changing into the primary Indian lady wrestler to succeed in the World Championship closing when she outclassed junior European champion Solomiia Vynnyk at the same time as Sarita Mor misplaced her semifinal after stunning world champion and can struggle for a bronze.
The 19-year-old Anshu, the reigning Asian champion, managed the semifinal from the start and received by technical superiority within the 57kg class to enter historical past books.

Solely 4 Indian ladies wrestlers have received medals on the Worlds and all of them — Geeta Phogat (2012), Babita Phogat (2012), Pooja Dhanda (2018) and Vinesh Phogat (2019) — have clinched bronze.
“It is extraordinarily satisfying. I’m so pleased. It feels so good. What I couldn’t do on the Tokyo Video games I did that right here. I fought each bout as my final bout,” mentioned Anshu after making the ultimate.
“The month after the Tokyo Video games was very robust. I couldn’t carry out as I had needed on the Video games. I suffered an harm (elbow) and may’t clarify how a lot ache I endured one month earlier than the World championship.
“I educated exhausting for this, I needed to present my 100 per cent and can struggle within the closing like my final bout,” she mentioned.
Anshu had misplaced her first spherical bout and in addition repechage spherical on the Tokyo Olympics.
Anshu additionally grew to become solely the sixth Indian ever to make the Worlds gold medal match after Bishambar Singh (1967), Sushil Kumar (2010), Amit Dahiya (2013), Bajrang Punia (2018) and Deepak Punia (2019).
India has just one world Champion in Sushil until date and Anshu can create one other historical past on Thursday.
Anshu’s win additionally ensured India’s first medal from this version of the occasion.
Anshu was intelligent together with her strikes. At the least thrice, she effected take-down strikes from the left of Vynnyk and completed the bout with an publicity transfer. The Nidani woman began competing within the senior circuit solely from final yr and has made regular progress since then. She additionally had certified for the Tokyo Olympics.
Earlier, she was hardly troubled by Kazakhstan’s Nilufar Raimova, whom she beat by technical superiority and later outwitted Mongolia’s Davaachimeg Erkhembayar 5-1 within the quarterfinals.
Seasoned Sarita Mor shocked defending champion Linda Morais 8-2 in her opening bout and beat Germany’s Sandra Paruszewski 3-1 within the quarterfinals.
Up towards the reigning European champion from Bulgaria Bilyana Zhivkova Duodova, Sarita fought her coronary heart out however misplaced 0-3. She’s going to now struggle for a bronze.
The reigning Asian champion had a tricky opening bout towards the 2019 World champion from Canada however got here out trumps with a tactical 8-2 win within the pre-quarterfinals.
A fast take-down transfer, adopted by an expose along with some very good defence put Sarita 7-0 forward by the point the primary interval was over.
The one scoring level she conceded was a take-down transfer within the second interval. She didn’t let Linda play her sport, protecting her in lock positions.
Later, the quarterfinal towards Paruszewski turned out to be a more durable bout, through which the 2 wrestlers have been largely restricted to standing fights which took so much out of them.
There was just one point-scoring transfer, a take down effected by Sarita late within the match and that sealed the result.
Within the 72kg, Divya Kakran surprised Kseniia Burakova with a ‘win by fall’ however misplaced by technical superiority to Japan’s Beneath-23 world champion Masako Furuich.
The 2020 Asian champion Divya fought her coronary heart out in each the bouts and wriggled out of inauspicious positions umpteen occasions however hurried strikes and over aggression price her the quarterfinal towards the Japanese.
In the meantime, Kiran (76kg) received her repechage spherical towards Turkey’s Aysegul Ozbege to succeed in bronze play-off however Pooja Jatt (53kg) misplaced her repechage by fall to Ecuador’s Luisa Elizabeth Melendres.
Kiran will face 2020 African champion Samar Amer Ibrahim Hamza.
Ritu Malik (68kg) was blown away by Ukraine’s Anastasiia Lavrenchuk within the qualification bout that lasted solely 15 seconds. It appeared Ritu was carrying a knee harm.





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