November 27, 2022


After capturing medals in Weightlifting and Badminton, the Indian contingent now shifts their focus in the direction of wrestling with the medal hopes being pinned on the likes of Vinesh Phogat and Bajrang Punia. India could have seven freestyle wrestlers — 4 ladies and three males competing at Tokyo 2020. This might be India’s joint-largest Olympic wrestling contingent alongside Rio 2016. Vinesh Phogat is the one Olympian within the Indian wrestling workforce. She competed at Rio 2016 however made an early exit resulting from damage.

India’s wrestling marketing campaign will start with Sonam Malik who might be making her debut at Tokyo Olympics in 62kg freestyle class on Tuesday, July 3. Sonam Malik had sealed her Tokyo 2020 spot on the Asian Olympic wrestling qualifiers in April. Nevertheless, a proper knee damage didn’t let her fly to Russia for coaching within the build-up to the Video games. Chatting with PTI relating to her damage Sonam stated that she is okay and there’s no ache in her knee

Sonam Malik subsequent match particulars

The 19-year-old  will open her Tokyo Olympics marketing campaign in opposition to Bolortuya Khurelkhuu of Mongolia.  Khurelkhuu received the Asian championships silver medal at Almaty, Kazakhstan earlier this yr. If the Indian wrestler wins her opening bout, Sonam Malik subsequent match may very well be in opposition to  2018 world champion and two-time European champion Taybe Yusein Mustafa of Bulgaria within the quarter-finals later within the day. Talking in regards to the draw she stated It is a neither robust nor straightforward draw for her. The Spherical of 16 by way of to the semi-finals of the ladies’s 62kg freestyle wrestling might be held on Wednesday, with the repechage and remaining scheduled for Thursday.

Who’s Sonam Malik?

Sonam Malik is a two-time world cadet wrestling champion and has twice overwhelmed Rio Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi Malik within the nationwide trials.

The place to look at the Tokyo Olympics wrestling reside in India?

Tokyo Olympics wrestling occasions might be telecast reside on the Sony TEN 2, Sony TEN 2 HD, Sony SIX and Sony SIX HD TV channels in India AT 8:00 am ist. Sony TEN 3, Sony TEN 3 HD, Sony TEN 4 and Sony TEN 4 HD will broadcast Tokyo 2020 in regional languages. The Sonam Malik Reside streaming of the Tokyo Olympics wrestling might be out there on Sony Liv.

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