Anshu Malik ensured that India do not endure a medal-less day at the Junior World Wrestling Championship as she grabbed a bronze in the 59kg category here on Thursday.Also Read - World Wrestling Championships: Anshu Malik Scripts History, Becomes First Indian Woman To Win Silver
In the 57kg category, Mansi will fight for a bronze. Also Read - World Wrestling Championships: Wrestler Sarita Mor Wins Bronze Medal in 59 kg Category
Anshu beat Russia’s Alina Kazymova 11-5 in the bronze-medal bout after losing her semifinal by technical superiority to Sae Nanjo of Japan. Also Read - Highlights Tokyo Olympics 2020 India, Day 14: Wrestler Ravi Dahiya Settles For Silver, India Clinch Historic Bronze in Men's Hockey; Golfer Aditi Ashok Keeps Medal Hopes Alive
Mansi had an impressive run till the semifinals in the women’s 57kg category, winning both her bouts by technical superiority but lost by the fall to Andoriahanako Sawa from Japan.
She will now fight it out with the winner of the bout between Germany’s Serena Boelke and Hannah Fay Taylor of Canada.
Karuna still has a chance to make it to the bronze medal round. She has to beat Poland’s Kamila Czeslawa Kulwicka in the repechage round. She had a poor start, losing by technical superiority to French grappler Koumba Selene Fanta.
The other Indians struggled on the mat as Swati Shinde lost her 1/8 round 3-14 to Russia’s Mariia Tiumetekova in the 53kg.
In the 62kg, Radhika was outplayed 2-8 by Russia’s Daria Bobrulko in the quarterfinals.
Jaspreet Kaur could not even go beyond the qualification round, losing by fall to Turkey’s Asli Demir.
Sonika Hooda lost her quarterfinal 1-5 to Korea’s Hyeonyeong Park.