Wrestler Sakshi Malik (file image)
Wrestler Sakshi Malik (file image)

Asian Wrestling Championships: Sakshi Malik assured of silver after winning semi-final

ANI | Updated: Feb 21, 2020 14:04 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb 21 (ANI): Grappler Sakshi Malik was on Friday assured of a silver medal in the ongoing Asian Wrestling Championships as she won her semi-final match.
Malik defeated Uzbekistan's Nabira Esenbaeva 5-4 in the 65-kg category.
Earlier in the day, she defeated Korea's Ohyoung Ha 14-4 in the second round. However, the grappler had to suffer a loss in the first round against Japan's Naomi Ruke in the 65kg category while Sonam Malik lost her 62kg match against Kawai Yukako.
Vinesh Phogat lost to Japan's Mayu Mukaida 2-6, however, the grappler is still in contention for winning a medal.

On Thursday, Sarita Mor and Pinki clinched a gold medal in their respective weight categories in the ongoing Asian Wrestling Championships.
Sarita Mor triumphed 3-2 over Mongolia's Battsetseg in the finals of the 59kg category while Pinki defeated Mongolia's Dulguun Bolormaa 2-1 in 55kg freestyle final.
Nirmala Devi had to settle for a silver medal in the 50kg category after coming up short against Japan's Miho Igarashi.
Grappler Divya Kakran became the second Indian woman to win a gold medal at the ongoing Asian Wrestling Championship.