Younger Indian wrestler Antim Panghal’s very good marketing campaign on the World Championships culminated with a bronze medal, a efficiency that additionally earned the nation a 53kg quota for the Paris Olympics. The 19-year-old Panghal grew to become solely the sixth Indian girl to win a bronze medal on the Worlds along with her win over Sweden’s Emma Jonna Denise Malmgren, the two-time European champion. The high-scoring bout ended with a technical superiority win for the Indian, who grew to become the primary Indian wrestler — male or feminine — to lock a quota for the subsequent 12 months’s Video games. Panghal raced to a 5-0 lead after starting with a fast push-out level. Malmgren fought with a take-down transfer and had the Indian in her grip however one way or the other the Indian wriggled out.
A profitable double-leg assault from the Swede lowered the deficit additional and one other two-pointer meant that Malmgren had grabbed slender 6-5 lead with six straight factors.
Simply earlier than the tip of the primary interval, Panghal earned a degree on counter-attack to make it 6-6. The second interval belonged to Panghal because the two-time U20 champion pulled off transfer after transfer to consolidate her lead. The Swede resisted exhausting however the highly effective Panghal employed leg-lace to shortly widen the hole and finally received the bout by technical superiority. With Panghal’s bronze medal win, Indian ladies’s marketing campaign closed within the Championships. That is the one medal India has received to date.
The Indians are competing below the UWW flag since nationwide federation WFI is suspended for not conducting elections on time.
Geeta Phogat (2012), Babita Phogat (2012), Pooja Dhanda (2018), Vinesh Phogat (2019, 2022) and Anshu Malik (silver) have received medals on the World Championships for India earlier than.
Early in the course of the day, Indian Greco Roman grappler Sajan Bhanwala misplaced within the opening spherical to a technically far superior opponent from South Korea.
The 82kg wrestler was no match for Yang Sejin, dropping 1-3 and getting eradicated from the event in opposition to an opponent ranked one place decrease than the Indian at No.18 on the earth.
Indians have had a torrid time on the Worlds with solely Abhimanyu (70kg) making it to the bronze-medal spherical in males’s free-style. He had misplaced to Arman Andreasyan of Armenia.
Gurpreet Singh, the 77kg grappler, after getting a direct entry into the pre-quarterfinal misplaced his bout to world No.1 Levai Zoltan of Hungary in only one minute 12 seconds.
Zoltan, the 2022 World Championships silver medalist in Belgrade final 12 months, achieved a victory by fall.
Nevertheless, Gurpreet can nonetheless make it to the bronze medal spherical by the repechage route if Zoltan goes all the way in which to the ultimate.
Mehar Singh, the 130kg greco-roman wrestler, too misplaced within the qualification spherical to be eradicated from the competitors.
The twenty seventh seeded Indian misplaced to twenty eighth ranked David Ovasapyan of Armenia on technical factors 0-8 in simply 39 seconds.
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