World Wrestling Championship: Anshu Malik scripts history with a Siliver, Sarita Mor wins bronze: Check Highlights

World Wrestling Championship: Anshu Malik wins silver, defeated in the finals by two-time Olympic medalist American Helen Maroulis
World Wrestling Championship: Anshu Malik wins silver, defeated in the finals by two-time Olympic medalist American Helen Maroulis

World Wrestling Championship: Anshu Malik wins silver, defeated in the finals by two-time Olympic medalist American Helen Maroulis – The young Indian wrestler created history by becoming the first Indian woman to enter the finals of the World Wrestling Championship. Also Sarita Mor grabbed her maiden medal at the big stage by winning the 59kg bronze on Thursday – Follow all World Wrestling Championship LIVE Updates on InsideSport.in

World Wrestling Championship: Anshu Malik scripts history with a Siliver, Sarita Mor wins bronze: Check Highlights

Anshu Malik wins Silver: Coming into the match after becoming India’s first-ever woman finalist at the World Championship, the 19-year old Anshu began on an aggressive fashion with positive intent but eventually lost the summit clash after being pinned.

However, she was unable to get the ultimate prize against the American champion who defeated her via fall. Anshu had to be given some medical attention after she felt a slight pain in her arm.

However, Anshu has scripted history by winning a silver medal at the World Wrestling Championships in Oslo, Norway.

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World Wrestling Championship – Anshu Malik wins Silver: India will have to wait for its first woman world champion in wrestling as Anshu Malik settled for a silver medal after losing her 57kg final to 2016 Olympic champion Helen Lousie Maroulis but Sarita Mor grabbed her maiden medal at the big stage by winning the 59kg bronze on Thursday.

Sushil Kumar (2010) remain India’s lone world champion wrestler till date.

Anshu led 1-0 at the breather but the bout changed in dramatic fashion in the second half. Maroulis got Anshu in her arm grip and pulled her down to complete a take-down move to take a 2-1 lead.

World Wrestling Championship: Anshu Malik scripts history with a Siliver, Sarita Mor wins bronze: Check Highlights

World Wrestling Championship – Sarita Mor Wins Bronze: Sarita ended her worlds medal drought with a convincing 8-2 win over Sweden’s Sara Johanna Lindborg in the bronze play-off.

Indian women have now bettered their best ever show at the worlds as winning two bronze in 2012 through the Phogat sisters was the country’s best show.

Sarita stunned the Swede with an early four-pointer and added two more points to her tally with a quick take-down. The reigning Asian champion took a commanding 6-0 lead by the break and pulled off another breathtaking move to race to a 8-0 lead.

Sarita conceded a take-down late in the bout but had a big enough lead to come out winner. It was her sixth attempt to win a medal at the worlds, having failed to do so at one U-23 and four senior worlds.

Meanwhile, Divya Kakran (72kg) lost her repechage round in the morning session to Mongolia’s Davaanasan Enkh Amar and expectedly, the Greco Roman wrestlers put up a disappointing show.

Indian Greco Roman Wrestlers Disappoint: Sandeep (55kg), Vikas (72kg), Sajan (77kg) and Harpreet Singh (82kg) bowed out of the competition. Only Sajan managed to win one bout while the other three lost their respective openers.

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