Belgrade [Serbia], September 14 (ANI): Indian wrestler and Commonwealth Games 2022 gold medalist Vinesh Phogat captured a bronze medal within the girls’s 53 kg class on the ongoing World Wrestling Championships 2022 in Belgrade on Wednesday, defeating reigning European champion Emma Malmgren from Sweden.
The three-time CWG gold-medalist overpowered her Swedish opponent to win the match 8-0.
She had gained two of her repechage matches towards Asian Games silver-medallist Zhuldyz Eshimova of Kazakhstan within the first repechage spherical and Azerbaijan’s Leyla Gurbanova. Gurbanova withdrew resulting from an damage.
Phogat, a 2019 world championships bronze medalist, was handed a surprising 7-0 defeat by 2022 Asian championships silver medalist Khulan Batkhuyag of Mongolia within the qualification spherical on Tuesday. Repechage spherical wins helped her get again into the competitors and safe a medal.
This is her second bronze medal on the Championships. She had beforehand earned a podium place within the 2019 version of the event at Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.
She has opened her nation’s medal tally on the 2022 version of the championships.
India’s u-23 bronze medalist Nisha Dahiya will even battle for bronze within the girls’s 68 kg class after loss to U20 world champion Ami Ishii of Japan within the semis.
Nisha Dahiya had efficiently defeated Lithuania’s Danute Domikaityte, Adela Hanzlickova of the Czech Republic and Bulgarian Sofiya Georgieva in her earlier bouts earlier than shedding to Ami Ishii.
Also, Sarita Mor, the 2021 World Championships bronze medalist couldn’t repeat her previous success after she misplaced to U23 world champion Anhelina Lysak of Poland in her spherical of 16 bout within the girls’s 57 kg class.
Junior Asian champions Mansi Ahlawat and Reetika additionally confronted early exits from the competitors, with the previous incomes a quarterfinal end and the latter exiting within the qualification spherical.
CWG 2022 gold medalist Naveen Malik will probably be in motion on Thursday. (ANI)