December 9, 2022


India’s Bhateri (65kg) and Sanju Devi (62kg) bagged silver medals of their ladies’s wrestling classes on the Junior Wrestling World Championships in Ufa, Russia, on Thursday whereas Saneh (72kg) suffered a horrific harm to her knee within the bronze medal bout.

The ladies’s wrestling occasions got here to a detailed for India with three silver and two bronze medals. Bipasha (76kg) had gained silver on Thursday, whereas Simran (50kg) and Sito (55kg) gained bronze. Within the males’s freestyle part, India completed with one silver and 5 bronze medals.

Sanju Devi had a troublesome ask in opposition to the junior European Champion and residential wrestler Alina Kasabieva. The Russian dominated from the phrase go however the Indian confirmed good defence early on. However in the direction of the tip of the primary interval, as soon as Kasabieva acquired maintain of Devi’s ankles, it was over very quickly. Sanju Devi had managed comeback wins in her earlier bouts however couldn’t handle that right here.

Bhateri was up in opposition to Irina Ringaci from Moldova who’s already a senior European champion. The Indian recovered effectively from early strain that noticed her go down 0-4, to make the deficit 2-4 and shut the hole down additional. However the Moldovan turned the assault round to increase her lead after which stamped her authority in the direction of the tip.

Within the 72kg bronze medal match, Saneh was trailing within the first interval in opposition to her Russian opponent Mariam Guseinova nevertheless it was a detailed affair till the harm occurred. The Russian wrestler try a leg assault and it noticed Saneh’s proper knee buckle beneath strain and the Indian knew instantly she was in huge hassle, banging the mat in ache. The bout was stopped and after a couple of minutes of therapy, she was stretchered off in tears.

Ladies’s wrestling (Junior Worlds) standings

Rank Nation Factors
1 USA 143
2 Russia 134
3 India 134
4 Belarus 96
5 Turkey 92

Earlier on Thursday, Sanju Devi was fast along with her strikes and reflexes as she beat Germany’s Lusia Schrel 5-2 after which erased a 0-3 deficit to edge previous Croatia’s Iva Geric 4-3 within the quarter-finals. Within the semi-final too she was down 0-5 however relied on her stamina to win 8-5 in opposition to Azerbaijan’s Birgul Soltanova.

In her earlier bouts on Thursday, Bhateri gained two low-scoring encounters to achieve the 65kg last. She nearly managed to get the factors that had been sufficient to win. She beat Tunisia’s Jlassi Khadija and Romania’s Amina Roxana Capezan.

Saneh (72kg) hardly had any drawback in beating Kseniya Patapovich of Belarus 6-2 in her opening spherical on Thursday and remained untroubled in opposition to Mongolia’s Tsogzolmaa Dorjsuren, profitable 7-0. Saneh’s four-pointer on a double-leg assault stood out. Nevertheless she was blown away by American Kennedy Alexix Baldes, who pulled off a grand amplitude throw originally to stun the Indian and gained by technical superiority.

Sadly for her, the occasion led to heartbreak.

India’s Greco Roman wrestlers struggled as not one of the 5 in motion on Friday may make it previous the spherical of 16 stage and none of them are eligible for repechage both.





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