Sonam eyes Asian Championships success to realise Tokyo 2020 dream

Tokyo Olympics: Having already secured the Tokyo Olympics berth, wrestler Sonam Malik must start afresh to overcome a knee injury.
Tokyo Olympics: Having already secured the Tokyo Olympics berth, wrestler Sonam Malik must start afresh to overcome a knee injury.

The adulation for the upset win over the Rio de Janeiro Olympics bronze medallist Sakshi Malik is a thing of the past. The teen sensation and two-time cadet world champion Sonam Malik, who had emerged as an overnight hero at the Wrestling Federation of India’s trials last month, will be under scanner at the Asian Wrestling Championships in New Delhi next week.

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The 18-year-old Haryana girl with big dreams for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Games will first have to prove her mettle in Asian Championships, slated from February 18 to 23.

The two-time World Cadet Champion, who was eliminated in the first round in her maiden senior Indian appearance at the Rome ranking series, is well aware what she needs to cement her place in the squad for the Asian Olympic Qualifiers.

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