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Wrestling News: Sakshi, Vinesh, Divya to represent India in World Championship

Olympics medallist Sakshi Malik showed her class in the 62 kg category, winning both her bouts of the day via technical superiority. Only three wrestlers had entered the 53 kg weight category with Vinesh Phogat already in the final. Pinki defeated Pooja Ghalawat via pin to enter the final against Vinesh but the Asian Games gold medallist was at the top of her game as she won the final 9-0. Divya Kakran began as favourite in the category but was tested by Navjot Kaur in the 68 kg final, where she needed to fend off a series of attacks from the latter to hang on to a 6-3 win. This will be Divya’s first senior World Championship. Sarita Mor pulled off the upset of the day at the selection trials for World Championships by beating 2018 World Championship bronze medallist Pooja Dhanda 2-1 in the final.

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  • Released : 29-Jul-2019

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