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Wrestling News : Anshu bags historic silver, Sarita wins bronze in WC

Anshu Malik bags a historic silver medal after losing in the final of the 57 Kg weight category to 2016 Olympic champion Helen Lousie Marouli of USA in Oslo, Norway. The 19-year old began aggressively lead 1-0 after the first round but the bout changed dramatically in the second round. Maroulis got Anshu in her arm grip and pulled her down to complete a take-down move to take a 2-1 lead. She kept Anshu's right arm under a tight grip and kept twisting to get an 'exposure' point, making it 4-1. Anshu was in terrible pain but the American did not loosen her grip and had Anshu's back on the mat to win by fall. Despite defeat Anshu became the first Indian wrestler to win a silver medal and the fifth medallist overall after Geeta Phogat, Babita Phogat, Pooja Dhanda and Vinesh Phogat. Sarita Mor ends her worlds medal drought with a convincing 8-2 win over Sweden's Sara Johanna Lindborg in the bronze play-off. Sarita stunned the Swede with an early four-pointer and added two more points to her tally with a quick take-lydown. The reigning Asian champion took a commanding 6-0 lead by the break and pulled off another breathtaking move to race to a 8-0 lead. Sarita conceded a take-down late in the bout but had a big enough lead to come out the winner. With one silver and one bronze this is the best ever show by Indian women wrestlers, bettering their best-ever show at the world wrestling championship of two bronze medals in 2012 won by Geeta and Babita Phogat.


  • Released : 09-Oct-2021


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