Defending champion Sarita Mor was not at her finest however nonetheless managed to win a bronze medal whereas Sushma Shokeen additionally earned a podium end on the Asian Wrestling Championship right here on Thursday.
Competing within the five-wrestler 59kg class, Sarita, the 2021 World Championship bronze medallist, started with two defeats — towards Mongolia’s Shoovdor Baatarjav (1-2) and Japan’s Sara Natami (VSU) — however made a comeback by successful her final two bouts.
She first beat Uzbekistan’s Dilfuza Aimbetova by technical superiority after which adopted that up with a 5-2 win over Diana Kayumova.
“I may have received that bout towards Mongolian woman. However since she was from house staff, she acquired some favour from the referees. She was fleing the mat however was not given any warning, she benefitted from that,” Sarita advised PTI.
“That Japan wrestler was additionally beatable. It was simply not my day. I couldn’t carry out the way in which I wished to. Possibly due to climate. It’s high-altitude metropolis, I didn’t really feel lively on the mat. Plus, hardly there was any hole between my bouts,” she added.
Additionally successful bronze was Sushma in 55kg class, which additionally featured solely 5 wrestlers.
She misplaced by technical superiority to Japan’s Umi Imai however bounced again with a 5-0 win over Kazakhstan’s Altyn Shagayeva within the subsequent spherical. Then she loved a stupendous bout towards Uzbekistan’s Sarbinaz Jienbaeva, wining by fall.
Nonetheless, she ended with a heavy defeat towards native woman Otgonjargal Ganbaatar, to whom she misplaced by technical superiority. The 2 wins have been sufficient for her to safe a bronze.
Manisha was additionally in reckoning for a bronze within the 50kg however misplaced the medal match by fall to Uzbekistan’s Jasmina Immaeva.
Sonika Hooda (68kg) and Sudesh Kumari (76kg) couldn’t attain the medal spherical.
India have to date received seven bronze medals on the championships. The Greco Roman wrestlers had received 5 bronze on the primary two days of the continental championships.