Asian Wrestling Championships: Vinesh Phogat, Anshu Malik and Divya Kakran win gold medals

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Superstar Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat connected Friday clinched her maiden golden medal successful the Asian Wrestling Championships successful Almaty, dominating a depleted field. It was her seventh podium decorativeness astatine the Asian Championships arsenic the Tokyo-bound prima showcased her class.

Meanwhile, teenage sensation Anshu Malik, who had won her Olympic quota a fewer days backmost astatine the event, won her maiden Asian Championships golden medal.

There was nary stopping Vinesh successful the lack of the Chinese and Japanese rivals arsenic she cruised to the rubric without losing a constituent successful the 53kg category.

Vinesh has notched up 7 podium finishes astatine the Asian conscionable implicit the years, including 3 metallic medals earlier this edition.

Divya Kakran wins gold, Sakshi Malik silver

Also lasting connected apical of the podium was Divya Kakran (72kg) portion Sakshi Malik (65kg) settled for a metallic medal, a show which should boost her assurance aft enduring a agelong wretched run.

India has a affluent haul of 7 medals from the women's lawsuit arsenic the state won 4 gold, a metallic and 2 bronze medals successful this edition.

Another golden for India arsenic #TOPSAthlete #Anshu wins the women’s 57 kg lawsuit astatine the Asian Wrestling Championships aft beating Baatsetseg Altantsetseg of Mongolia. She had won a #Tokyo2020 quota past week.

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Sarita Mor (59kg) had won golden portion Seema Bisla (50kg) and Pooja (76kg) settled for bronze medals connected Thursday.

Young Sonam Malik (62kg) unluckily could not vie owed to an injury. She besides bagged Olympic quota on with Anshu recently.

The 19-year aged Anshu was yet again awesome arsenic she underlined her advancement successful the elder circuit with yet different assured show successful 57kg.

She won her last 3-0 and was ne'er truly troubled by Mongolia's Battsetseg Altantsetseg, but for a double-leg onslaught initially successful the bout.

The Mongolian was mostly engaged defending and Anshu kept her pb intact for gold.

Earlier successful the day, Vinesh won by method superiority against Mongolia's Otgonjargal Ganbaatar and Taipei's Meng Hsuan Hsieh portion an injured Hyunyoung Oh from Korea did not crook up for the semifinal.

Vinesh, who had won a bronze successful the Delhi variation of the Continental title past year, moved 6-0 up successful the last and finished the bout successful benignant by pinning her rival successful the archetypal play itself.

Teen sensation Anshu shines connected the large stage

Anshu won her archetypal 2 bouts by method superiority against Uzbekistan's Sevara Eshmuratova and Kyrgyzstan's Nazira Marsbek Kyzy to scope the semifinal.

Her speedy moves and tremendous vigor had her rivals gasping for breath.

Up against Altantsetseg, she was starring 9-1 erstwhile the referee awarded a 'victory by caution' to the Indian. The Mongolian was cautioned thrice.

Competing overmuch amended than she was successful the caller trials and competitions, the Rio Games bronze medallist Sakshi won her archetypal 2 bouts by method superiority and was starring 3-0 against Hanbit Lee erstwhile the Korean suffered a genu wounded and opted retired of the contest.

She began aggressively successful the last against Mongolia's Bolortungalag Zorigt but was pinned connected a antagonistic move.

Also doing good was Divya, who competed successful the 72kg category. She stunned reigning Asian Champion Zhamila Bakbergenova from Kazakhstan 8-5 en way the final.

She won the last by pinning Korea's Sujin Park to beryllium lone the 2nd Indian aft Sarita Mor to triumph 2 golden medals astatine this meet. She had won golden successful 68kg successful the 2020 edition. (With PTI Inputs).