Asian Wrestling Championship – Indian Sakshi Malik & Pooja Dhanda as Olympic bronze medalist women’s wrestler Sakshi Malik and World Championship medalist Pooja Dhandha were left in a nation of surprise on Saturday once they lost their bouts at the continued trials for the Asian Championship in Lucknow.
Asian Wrestling Championship – Indian Sakshi Malik & Pooja Dhanda.
Rio Olympic bronze medalist Sakshi Malik becomes pitted towards two-time international cadet champion Sonam Malik, at the same time as junior Anshu Malik changed into tasked to take on World Championship medalist Pooja Dhandha. Sonam and Anshu won their bouts against those heavyweights and even as doing so that they confirmed there place inside the Indian crew for the Asian Championship.
Both Sonam Malik and Anshu had to meet skilled wrestlers in the first spherical but both gave brave performances. In the very last round, Sonam defeated Radhika 4-1 and made a place inside the Indian team within the 62kg category. Sakshi Malik has did not perform effectively for a long time. She lost within the first spherical on the World Championship last year. After this, she couldn’t do anything first-rate inside the repechage and returned without a medal. After this, the Wrestling Federation puzzled her performance, to which she had no answer. On the other hand, Anshu defeated Mansi within the final of the fifty-seven kg trial after defeating Pooja.
No surprising selections have been witnessed inside the other weight categories as Vinesh (53 kg) and Divya Kakran won their matches within the fifty-three kg and 68 kg respectively, easily. Vinesh Phogat is taken into consideration to be one of the best medal hopes for India inside the Olympics. Ever considering that this girl grappler has suffered any harm at the Rio Olympics, she has impressed all people after comeback.
After prevailing the gold medal within the Asian and Commonwealth Games in 2018, she also received the silver medal inside the World Championship closing year. Nirmala Devi (50 kg) and Kiran Godara (76 kg) were the opposite wrestlers who received the trials.
The prevailing wrestlers will compete inside the first ranking series in Rome from January 15 to 18, after which they’ll participate in the Asian Championship in New Delhi from January 18 to 23. If these wrestlers win medals in each of those competitions, they will constitute India in the Asian Olympic Qualifier to be held in Xian from 27 to 29 March.