Asian Wrestling C'Ship: Vinesh Phogat clinches maiden gold

Asian Wrestling C'Ship: Vinesh Phogat clinches maiden gold

Vinesh Phogat

Vinesh Phogat

Dominating the proceedings in a depleted industry, Olympic-bound celebrity Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat won her maiden Asian Championship gold medal after she pinned her competitor when you look at the summit conflict here on Friday.

There was no stopping Vinesh when you look at the lack of the Chinese and Japanese competitors as she cruised to the name without losing a point in 53kg group.

Vinesh features notched up seven podium finishes during the Asian meet over time, including three silver medals before this edition.

Earlier, she won by technical superiority against Mongolia’s Otgonjargal Ganbaatar and Taipei’s Meng Hsuan Hsieh while an injured Hyunyoung Oh from Korea couldn’t turn-up for semifinal.

Vinesh, who had claimed a bronze when you look at the Delhi edition for the Continental tournament last year, moved 6-0 up within the last and finished the bout any way you like by pinning her rival in the first period it self.

Continuing her impressive increase, Anshu, just who booked an Olympic quota for herself only day or two right back on same venue, achieved the summit conflict effortlessly in 57kg.

The 19-year-old won the woman first two bouts by technical superiority against Uzbekistan’s Sevara Eshmuratova and Kyrguzstan’s Nazira Marsbek Kyzy to reach the semifinal.

The woman quick techniques and tremendous energy had her competitors gasping for breath. Facing Mongolia’s Battsetseg Altantsetseg, she had been leading 9-1 whenever referee awarded a ‘victory by care’ on Indian. The Mongolian was cautioned thrice.

Also achieving the final had been Sakshi Malik, who is contending in 65kg, having missed her claim in her own pet 62kg category.

Competing a lot better than she was in the tests, the Rio Games bronze medallist won her first two bouts by technical superiority and had been leading 3-0  against Hanbit Lee whenever Korean experienced a leg injury and opted out of the competition.

She will battle for silver against Mongolia’s Bolortungalag Zorigt.

In addition succeeding was Divya Kakran, who is competing within the 72kg category. She stunned reigning Asian Champion Zhamila Bakbergenova from Kazakhstan 8-5 en route the next round.

Published at Fri, 16 Apr 2021 12:32:45 +0000