Antim Panghal Wins Bronze On Robust Day For Indian Wrestlers At Asian Video games


Teen sensation Antim Panghal humbled Tokyo Olympics medallist Bolortuya Bat-Ochir 3-1 to win a bronze medal however different Indian wrestlers struggled badly on the Asian Video games in Hangzhou on Thursday. The 19-year-old Antim bounced again after dropping to two-time Japanese world champion Akari Fujinami within the quarterfinals in an excellent method as she didn’t let the Mongolian assault a lot within the girls’s 53kg bronze play-off. Antim saved the day for the Indian contingent which badly wanted a medal after Narinder Cheema (Greco-Roman 97kg), Naveen (Greco Roman 130kg) and Pooja Gehlot (girls’s 50kg) have been ousted. (Asian Video games Medals Tally | Asian Video games Full Schedule)

Pooja was outplayed 2-9 within the bronze medal bout by Aktenge Keunimjaeva, the Asian championship bronze winner.

Rather a lot was anticipated from Mansi Ahlawat (girls’s 57kg) too however she ended up dropping her bronze play-off ‘by fall’ to Uzbekistan’s Laylokhon Sobirova, who wanted simply 70 seconds to win the competition.

Antim had come to Hangzhou after profitable a bronze on the world championships and she or he carried her good type into the celebrated occasion.

Her bronze is just the second wrestling medal of this version.

She raced to a 3-0 lead after scoring her first level on the passivity of the Mongolian and later scored off an excellent counter-attack.

Antim foiled a single-leg assault from the Bolortuya and later misplaced some extent within the second interval when she was placed on ‘clock’.

The Mongolian attacked from distance and largely went for single leg assaults however couldn’t breach the strong defence of Antim.

Antim was included within the Indian contingent for the Asian Video games after Vinesh Phogat pulled out because of an harm. She had challenged her adorned compatriot for a trial bout however Vinesh accepted a direct entry.

Later Vinesh injured her knee and underwent a surgical procedure, opening the door for Antim.

Earlier, Antim scored a straightforward 11-0 victory over Uzbekistan’s Jasmina Immaeva to arrange a quarterfinal conflict towards the Japanese, the world championships winner in 2021 Oslo and 2023 Belgrade.

In different match-ups, Cheema misplaced his quarterfinal 1-3 to South Korea’s Lee Seyeol 1-3, whereas Mansi was defeated 2-5 by Japan’s Sakurai Tsugumi within the last-eight spherical.

Greco-Roman grappler Naveen, too, misplaced his quarterfinal contest 0-3 to 25-year-old Chinese language Meng Lingzhe.

Bajrang Punia (65kg), who was extensively criticised for accepting a direct entry into the Asian Video games and the supremely gifted Aman Sehrawat (56kg), can be in motion on Friday.

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