Antim Panghal Shocks Reigning World Champion Olivia Parrish, Reaches Semifinal


Antim Panghal shocked reigning champion Olivia Dominique Parrish en path to the World Championship semifinals, elevating hopes of locking a quota for the Paris Olympics whilst different Indian contenders bit the mud of their respective classes in Belgrade¬†Wednesday. The 2-time U20 champion Panghal slipped to a 0-2 deficit in the beginning of the bout in opposition to the American however edged her rival 3-2 within the girls’s 53kg opening spherical. She later outplayed Poland’s Roksana Marta Zasina by technical superiority and adopted that up with a 9-6 win over Russian Natalia Malysheva, who’s competing as a impartial athlete.

The American swung into motion with a fast take-down transfer from a right-leg assault. Unperturbed, the 19-year-old Indian started to defend properly and foiled two comparable makes an attempt, not conceding any extra factors until the top of first interval.

Together with her sturdy protection persevering with, Panghal didn’t let Parrish make any attacking transfer with the outcome the American was placed on clock.

Panghal received maintain of the American’s left leg and transformed that right into a profitable take-down transfer to attract parity. She tried to get a leg lace however couldn’t pull off the transfer.

The American misplaced a degree on passivity. Standing wrestling adopted and Panghal defended her slender result in stroll out a winner.

She wanted just one minute and 38 seconds to outplay Roksana Marta Zasina in her subsequent bout, beating the Poland wrestler by technical superiority to maneuver into the quarterfinals. After two take-down strikes, Panghal pulled off leg-lace transfer with perfection to complete the bout in a jiffy.

Within the quarterfinal, she led 6-0 however the Russian effected a comeback with a take-down and consecutive gut-wrench factors to make it 6-6. On counter-attack Panghal took the lead once more. She prolonged the lead with a left-leg assault which she transformed right into a take-down. About 30 seconds had been nonetheless left within the bout however Paghal denied her rival.

Nonetheless, Manisha (62kg), Priyanka (68kg) and Jyoti Berwal (72kg) have misplaced their bouts and exited the event.

All 10 males’s free-style wrestlers have already exited the event with out successful both an Olympic quota or a medal in non-Olympic classes.

All Indian athletes are competing below the UWW flag as a result of the wrestling federation is suspended.

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