Vinesh Phogat received India’s first medal on the ongoing 2022 Wrestling World Championships in Belgrade on Wednesday after she clinched bronze within the girls’s 53kg occasion.
She grew to become the primary Indian feminine wrestler to win two medals at Worlds.
The Indian, a 2019 Worlds bronze medallist additionally in 53kg, recorded a dominant 8-0 win over Sweden’s Emma Malmgren within the bronze medal bout after making it via repechage.
Vinesh had earned one other shot at a World Wrestling Championships bronze medal as she grew to become energetic by way of the repechage spherical after a disappointing defeat within the first spherical towards Mongolia’s Khulan Batkhuyag 0-7.
Vinesh, contemporary from successful her third Commonwealth Video games gold medal in Birmingham, was thrown down by her Mongolian opponent within the remaining seconds of her bout. Batkhuyag went on to win silver.
Malmgren was the aggressor within the first interval however Vinesh took the primary factors after she reversed Malmgren’s leg assault to get a takedown. Nevertheless, because the referee broke off the wrestlers, Vinesh vinced as she stretched her proper knee. She was on the defensive from right here on.
After the break, Vinesh continued to maintain Malmgren at an arm’s size however obtained a verbal warning from the referee for lack of exercise. That spurred her to launch a fast leg assault to double her lead. Malmgren, trying to get again into the bout, continued to assault however the wily Vinesh countered to win 4 extra factors and put the bout to mattress towards the 2021 junior world champion and clinch bronze.
She gave the impression to be limping a bit on the finish of the bout earlier than being carried away on the shoulders of her jubilant coach.
Earlier, Nisha Dahiya got here near changing into the second Indian lady to achieve a World Wrestling Championships remaining after she misplaced 5-4 to Japan’s Ami Ishii within the girls’s 68kg semifinal. The Indian gave a robust account of herself towards the U20 World Champion from the wrestling powerhouse of Japan.
Nisha got here into the semifinal bout on the again of two technical superiority wins and a win on factors. She began strongly towards Ishii successful two takedown factors earlier than the Japanese levelled the scores simply earlier than the break.
Nisha took the lead after the break with one other takedown however Ishii received a degree again with reversal. The Japanese then took the lead for the primary time with one other takedown. Nisha went searching for extra factors within the remaining minute however Ishii put up a robust defence leaving the Indian crestfallen when the referee signalled the top of the bout.
The Indian may nonetheless finish an excellent marketing campaign with a bronze medal when she takes on the winner of the repechage spherical on Thursday.
Mansi Ahlawat’s marketing campaign within the 59kg occasion ended within the quarterfinal stage as she misplaced 3-1 to Poland’s Jowita Wrzesien within the remaining minute of her bout. Whereas 2021 World Championship bronze medallist Sarita Mor bowed out within the spherical of 16 within the 57kg quarterfinal, Reetika misplaced within the 72kg qualification bout.
India’s senior Worlds medallists
|2021-10-04||Oslo||Anshu, Anshu||Feminine wrestling||57.0||2.|
|1967-11-12||New Dehli||Singh, Bishamber Ali||Freestyle||57.0||2.|
|2019-09-19||Nur-Sultan||Conscious, Rahul Balasaheb||Freestyle||61.0||3.|
|2018-10-22||Budapest||Dhanda, Pooja||Feminine wrestling||57.0||3.|
|2015-09-10||Las Vegas||Yadav, Narsingh Panchav||Freestyle||74.0||3.|
|2012-09-27||Strathcona County||Babita, Kumari||Feminine wrestling||51.0||3.|
|2012-09-27||Strathcona County||Geeta||Feminine wrestling||55.0||3.|
|2009-09-21||Herning||Kumar, Rames 3||Freestyle||74.0||3.|
|2006-09-29||Guangzhou||Tomar, Alka||Feminine wrestling||59.0||3.|