The Indian girls’s staff has set a brand new benchmark after successful 5 medals on the U23 Wrestling World Championships in Belgarde, Serbia. That is India’s largest medal haul in a single version of the U23 Wrestling Worlds, surpassing the three-medal win of 2017.
Head coach for U23 World Championship Randhir Singh mentioned that is simply the begin to a greater future for Indian wrestling.
“5 medals in a single competitors on the u23 worlds is good. The ladies confirmed they’ve what it takes to compete on the highest stage. That is historical past by the Indian girls’s wrestling staff,” he informed Sportskeeda solely.
On Friday, three Indian wrestlers battled for the bronze medal and received all of them.
Randhir mentioned because the staff couldn’t collect for a preparatory camp earlier than the occasion, the main target was to stay to their strengths and adapt to conditions.
“They fought fearlessly. Our plan all through the competitors was to be aggressive from the beginning and stick with our strengths,” Randhir mentioned.
Within the 62kg weight class, Radhika defeated 2019 European silver medalist, Aurora Campagna of Italy 6-4, on the U23 Wrestling World Championship.
It’s a big win for the teenager as she prepares to problem Tokyo Olympian Sonam Malik on the nationwide championship scheduled to be held in Gonda, Uttar Pradesh from November 11 to 13.
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Within the 65kg weight class, Nisha Dahiya defeated Elma Zeidlere of Latvia by technical superiority 10-0 inside the primary spherical.
Divya Kakran additionally joined the occasion after she bagged India’s fourth bronze medal on the U23 Wrestling World Championships. She defeated Kayla Marano of the USA within the second interval win by fall.
Earlier on day one of many girls’s wrestling competitors on the U23 Worlds, Shivani Pawar opened India’s medal-winning spree. She claimed the nation’s seventh silver medal on the occasion.
She misplaced to Emily Shilson of the USA, who’s now a champion in all three age-group competitions, by pinfall within the 50kg weight class.
Anju, who’s the present nationwide champion in 55kg, defeated Canada’s Virginie Gascon 17-6 on technical superiority to win bronze.
India had no illustration within the 53kg weight after U23 nationwide title holder Ankush pulled out of the competitors because of harm. She hails from the Bagana, Haryana, which is similar village as Anju.
India has a complete of 5 medals together with one silver and 4 bronze.
Greco-Roman wrestlers fails litmus check at U23 Wrestling World Championships
In the meantime, India’s wrestle to make a mark within the Greco-Roman wrestling type continues. The Indian contingent at U23 Wrestling Worlds had one other failed outing after not one of the 10 wrestlers managed to succeed in the medal rounds.