Vinesh Phogat enters final of Asian Wrestling Championship
(Sourced from PTI)
Vinesh Phogat assured herself and India of at least a silver medal at the Asian Wrestling Championship as the Commonwealth Games gold medallist entered the final of the 50kg category with a win over Japan's Yuki Irie. The 2014 CWG champion earned the win by taking a bigger point as she locked the score 4-4 with her move. Here's more.
Another Indian woman wrestler, who is in medal contention is Sangeeta Phogat, will fight for a bronze with Korea's Jieun UM in the 59kg category. Sangeeta had lost her quarter-final 5-15 to Uzbekistan's Nabira Esenbaeva. Meanwhile, Lalita Sehrawat had no luck going her way as she was outplayed 0-5 in the 55kg quarterfinal against Mongolia's Davaachimeg Eekhembayar.
The Asian Games bronze medal winner, Vinesh Phogat, will now fight out with China's Chun Lei for the gold medal.
Harpreet Singh grabbed bronze in the 82kg when he outclassed Uzbekistan's Khashimbekov 11-3, winning on technical superiority. Rajendra Kumar had won bronze in the 55kg as he beat Uzbekistan's Mirakhmedov. He also got a victory by points after leveling the score 3-3. To miss out on a bronze medal were Kuldeep Malik and Naveen, who were competing in the 72kg and 130kg categories, respectively.