Dominant Sarita wins first gold of 2022 season, maiden senior stage gold for Manisha


Almaty: World and Asian Championship bronze medallist Sarita Mor grabbed her first gold medal of the 2022 season and conceded simply two factors enroute the 59kg title on the Bolat Turlykhanov Cup, a UWW Rating Collection occasion, right here on Saturday.

Sarita took mat for 3 bouts and received all, together with the ultimate in opposition to Zhala Aliyeva from Azerbaijan, by technical superiority.

The gulf in school between Sarita, who received her maiden World medal final 12 months and her opponents was big as none might compete for full six minutes in opposition to her.

The Indian wrestler was fast to measure her rivals and as soon as she obtained maintain of them, she completed the bouts with a flurry of strikes.

“I might agree that the extent of competitors was a notch beneath when in comparison with the Asian Championship. However I had seen the entries in each 57 and 59 kg class and since there was higher competitors in 59 kg, I competed on this class,” Sarita instructed PTI.

“The goal is to qualify for Paris Olympics and my focus could be on that. These victories give confidence,” she added.

Additionally successful a gold was Manisha, who grabbed the title in 65kg with a commanding 8-0 win over Azerbaijan’s Elis Manolova within the remaining.

It’s first worldwide gold for Manisha on the senior circuit, having received a bronze on the Asian Championship in April this 12 months.

Nonetheless Bipasha settled for a silver in 72kg after shedding a vital bout 5-7 to dwelling favorite Zhamila Bakbergenova. It’s Bipasha’s first medal on the senior stage as she has been competing within the junior occasions until now.

Sushma Shaukeen was additionally spectacular as she took dwelling the 55kg bronze by pinning Kazakhstan’s Ainur Ashimova in beneath two minutes within the play-off.

Within the males’s free fashion, Mohit received the 125kg bronze with a convincing 8-2 win over Sardorbek Kholmatov, taking India’s tally to 10 medals within the event.

Mansi (57kg), Sakshi Malik (62kg), Divya Kakran (68kg) had received gold on Friday whereas Pooja Sihag (76kg) had grabbed a bronze.

Greco Roman wrestler Neeraj had clinched a bronze in 63kg class on Thursday.

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