Anshu Malik went down combating towards Helen Maroulis in girls’s 57kg last.© Twitter
India must look forward to its first girl world champion in wrestling as teenager Anshu Malik settled for a silver medal after shedding her 57kg last to 2016 Olympic champion Helen Lousie Marouli in Oslo, Norway on Thursday. Coming into the match after changing into India’s first-ever girl finalist on the World Championship, the 19-year outdated started in an aggressive trend with constructive intent. She led 1-0 on the breather however the bout modified in dramatic trend within the second. Maroulis acquired Anshu in her arm grip and pulled her down to finish a take-down transfer to take a 2-1 lead. She stored Anshu’s proper arm beneath a decent grip and stored twisting to get an ‘publicity’ level, making it 4-1.
Anshu, the reigning Asian Champion, was in horrible ache however the American didn’t loosen her grip and had Anshu’s again on the mat to win by fall.
Anshu wanted medical assist instantly after the bout as she was nearly in tears.
Nevertheless, it was a heroic efficiency from the Nidani wrestler, who grew to become the one fifth Indian girl to win a worlds medal and up to now one of the best one.
Geeta Phogat (2012), Babita Phogat (2012), Pooja Dhanda (2018) and Vinesh Phogat (2019) have gained a bronze every.
Meanwhile Divya Kakran (72kg) misplaced her repechage spherical within the morning session to Mongolia’s Davaanasan Enkh Amar and expectedly, the Greco Roman wrestlers put up a disappointing present.
Sandeep (55kg), Vikas (72kg), Sajan (77kg) and Harpreet Singh (82kg)bowed out of the competitors.
Only Sajan managed to win one bout whereas the opposite three tons their respective openers.
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