Divya Kakran, Pinki and Sarita Mor strike Gold in Asian Wrestling ChampionshipsFebruary 21, 2020 12:18
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India bags a gold medal at the Asian Wrestling Championships on Thursday.
Divya Kakran has won a gold medal after a dominant show where in she has won all her bouts by fall which included against junior world champion Naruha Matsuyuki.
Divya Kakran has won all the four bouts in the five- wrestler category of 68 kilo grams as the competition has been fought in the round- robin format.
Navjot Kaur was the first Indian woman who had won a gold medal at the Asian Championships in the year 2018 when she had triumphed in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan in the category of 65 kilo grams.
Although he defence against the Mongolian was not perfect, she had still managed to pin her rival down. Divya Kakran was up against Azoda Esbergenova of Uzbekistan, in the third round and she went up 4-0 with brilliant consecutive rolls and had then pinned opponent and had finished it off in just 27 seconds.
Pinki who is also an Indian wrestler has secured the conveted gold medal after beating Dulguun Bolormaa of Mongolia in the women’s 55 kilo grams final at the Asian Championships on Thursday.
Dulguun Bolormaa has been edged out by Pinki 2-1 in the summit clash at the KD Jadhav Indoor stadium with Pinki becoming the third woman from India to win gold in the history of the tournament.
She has also defeated Shokida Akhmedova of Uzbekistan by fall in the opening round before she has lost in the next bout which had been against Kana Higashikawa of Japan. However, Pinki had won her semifinal bout against Marina Zuyeva 6-0.
In order to clinch a gold medal, Sarita Mor has eked out a b3-2 win over Battsetseg Atlantsetseg of Mongolia in the category of 59 kilo grams in the final.
It has been said that Saritha is competing in her first Asian event after she had won a silver in the year 2017 in the category of 58 kilo grams. Saritha had won her first two bouts by the superiority of technique against Madina Bakbergenova of Kazkhstan and also against Nazira MarsbekKyzy of Kyrgyzstan before she had won 10-3 against Yuumi Kon of Japan.
By Shrithika Kushangi