The rising star of women’s wrestling in India, Divya Kakran will open the home team campaign as women’s events start on today – Day 3 of the Asian Wrestling Championships in New Delhi.
Among India’s medal hopes, Divya is lined up against formidable contenders. The 2019 Asian Championships bronze medallist will meet Albina Kairgeldinova of Kazakhstan in the 68kg opening round. Albina was the 2017 cadet Asian Championships finalist. The 68kg line-up also includes 2018 Junior World silver medallist Dalgermaa Enkhsaikhan of Mongolia and Azoda Esbergenova of Uzbekistan.
Pinki has a good chance of bagging a medal this time as she does not open her bouts against strong opponents. She will face Shokhida Akhmedova in the first round and Kana Higashikawa of Japan in the second round
Sarita Mor will be facing challenges from Madina Bagbergenova of Kazakhstan in the first round and Nazira Marsbek of Kyrgyzstan in the second round. Bagbergenova had won bronze in the U23 World Championships in 2019.
Two-time Pro Wrestling League gold medallist Nirmala Devi will be representing the hosts in this category. She will be meeting Mongolia’s Munkhnar Byambasuran at the quarter-final round.
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