New Delhi: Three Indian women wrestlers, most notably Rio Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi Malik and Vinesh Phogat, cruised in to the gold medal round of their respective weight categories with comfortable victories when you look at the Asian Wrestling Championship here on Friday.
Divya Kakran was the next Indian girl to have made the final associated with the women’s 69kg category. Sakshi, Vinesh and Divya are now actually ensured with a minimum of a silver medal each. Contending the very first time in females’ 60kg category after jumping up the weight division from 58kg, Sakshi hardly had to break a sweat en route to the final. The 24-year-old got the better of Nabira Esenbaeva of Uzbekistan 6-2 within the quarterfinal and then defeated Ayaulym Kassymova 15-3 inside her semifinal bout to storm into the gold medal round, appointed later in the day.
Even Vinesh (women’s 55kg) had it easy as she conquered Sevara Eshmuratova of Uzbekistan 10-0 within the quarters before walloping China’s Qi Zhang 4-0. A unique girl on the block, Divya also set up an impressive show on the method to the gold medal round. She defeats Chen-Chi Huang of Taipei 2-0 by fall verdict and then outplayed Hyeonyeong Park of Korea 12-4 within the semifinal. However, Ritu Phogat (women’s 48kg) took place inside her semifinal bout to Yui Susaki of Japan 0-9 to reduce out on a location in the final but would fight when it comes to bronze medal.
Pinki, meanwhile, was the lone Indian to face lost when you look at the quarterfinal round of females’ 53kg to bow from the tournament early.