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Sakshi Malik, Vinesh Phogat & Divya Kakran bags Silver Medals at the Asian Wrestling Championship

Sakshi Malik, Vinesh Phogat & Divya Kakran have bagged silver medals at the Asian Wrestling Championship held at the KD Jadhav Stadium in New Delhi. Though wrestler Sakshi, India’s bronze medallist at the Rio Olympics was strong in her first two rounds against Uzbekistan’s Nabira Esenbaeva and then Kazakhstan’s Ayaulym Kassymova, she was defeated by Rio Gold medallist Risako Kawai of Japan and got settled for a silver medal in the 60 kg category.

Divya Kakran and Vinesh Phogat bagged silver in the 69 kg and 55kg categories respectively.

In the championship, 112 freestyle,103 Greco-Roman and 83 female wrestlers are competing for 24 Gold and Silver, and 48 bronze medals. Asian Wrestling Championships are organized every year by the Asian Associated Wrestling Committee (AAWC). While the men’s wrestling tournament began in 1979, women’s tournament began in 1996.  

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India’s Harpreet Singh wins bronze in Asian Wrestling Championship

Harpreet Singh has bagged bronze medal in Greco-Roman weight divisions in the Asian Wrestling Championship held at the K.D. Jadhav arena in the Indira Gandhi Stadium Complex in New Delhi. Harpreet clinched the bronze medal after beating his rival Jun Ji Na of China in 80 kg category. The other three Greco-Roman wrestlers, namely, Ravinder (66kg), Hardeep (98kg) and Naveen (130kg) failed to win any medal. The Greco-Roman category is generally not considered as Indian wrestlers forte.

In the championship,  112 freestyle, 103 Greco-Roman and 83 female wrestlers will compete for 24 Gold and Silver, and 48 bronze medals.

Asian Wrestling Championships are organized every year by the Asian Associated Wrestling Committee (AAWC). While the men’s wrestling tournament began in 1979, women’s tournament began in 1996. 

 

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Jhulan Goswami named Highest Wicket-Taker in Women’s One-Day Internationals

Jhulan Goswami has become the highest wicket-taker in one-day internationals. Goswami has so far taken 181 wickets in 153 matches. She has broken the world record held by Australia fast bowler Cathryn Fitzpatrick who has taken 180 wickets during India’s ongoing match against South Africa in the Women’s Quadrangular Series in Potchefstroom. She achieved this feat with the wicket of No.11 batsman Raisibe Ntozakhe of South Africa.

Jhulan Goswami

Jhulan Goswami is a right arm fast bowler who made her one-day debut back in 2002. She is regarded as one of the fastest bowlers in the women’s cricket. Her best bowling figures is 6 for 31. So far, she has two five-wicket hauls in ODIs. She has awarded with Arjuna Award in 2010 and Padma Shri in 2012.

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