World Wrestling Championship 2018: Ritu Malik miss bronze, Sakshi-Pooja in Repchase

World Wrestling Championship 2018: Ritu Malik miss bronze, Sakshi-Pooja in Repchase

Ritu Malik miss bronze: In the World Wrestling Championship, India’s female wrestler Ritu Malik missed the bronze medal, Rio Olympics bronze medalist Sakshi Malik and Pooja Dhanda reached their respective repchase round. Ritu wins the bronze medal in the women’s 65kg repatch by defeating Sofia Ristova of Bulgaria 9-8. However, in the bronze medal match, she faced a 3-7 loss to Japan’s Aina Gampey and missed the bronze medal, Aina Gampey won the Under-23 World title last year. In the second match, Navjot Kaur has also been reached in the Repchase round in 68kg category. In the first round, she beat Korea’s Yunisil Zhang by 10-0. But in the second match, she lost to Canada’s Olivia Grace 0-11 and she lost the bronze medal event.

World Wrestling Championship 2018

In 62 kg of women category, Sakshi lost the world champion twice in the quarter-finals to Japan’s Yuko Kwai 2-16. However, after reaching Yukko’s final, Sakshi got the chance to reach in the Repchase round. 

Japan’s Yui Susaki, who beat Ritu Foghat last year in the 48kg category, defeated once again by 11-0 in the quarter-finals. However, even after reaching the finals of Susaki, Ritu got the chance to confirm her position in the wrappers. Ritu will face Romania’s Emilia Allina in the Repechage. At the same time, Commonwealth Games silver medalist Pooja, 57 kg, was defeated by China’s Ningniung Rong with a score of 4-3. Even after reaching Rong’s finals, Pooja got the chance to play in the Repchase.

In addition, Seema in 55 kg, Sarita in 59 kg, Rajini in 72 kg and Kiran in 76 kg got defeated in their respective bouts. In addition, in the pre-quarterfinals of 53kg, Pinky was beaten by Katyrajana Krajik of Poland with a strong scorecard of 7-2.

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Abhishek Lohia was a Sports and Political Writer working for Newsfolo and is no longer associated with the organization.

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