Sakshi Malik enters the final of Asian Wrestling Championship

  • Sakshi Malik enters the final of Asian Wrestling Championship
12-05-2017 | Pratidin Bureau. |

Olympic bronze medal winner, Wrestler Sakshi Malik enters the final at Asian Wrestling Championship in New Delhi in 60kg category on Friday.

Sakshi advanced to the final after beating Kazakh grappler Ayaulym Kassymova by 15-3 in the semifinal. Earlier, Sakshi had defeated Nabira Esenbaeva of Uzbekistan in the quarterfinal. She will face Olympic gold medallist Risako Kawai of Japan in the finals.

At the 2016 Summer Olympics, she won the bronze medal in the 58 kg category, becoming the first Indian female wrestler to win a medal at the Olympics and the fourth female Olympic medalist from the country.

Previously she had won the silver medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, and the bronze medal at the 2015 Asian Wrestling Championships in Doha.
 
 

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