Indian wrestler Simran settled for a silver in women’s freestyle 43 kg category competition after she lost to Emily Shilson of United States in the final bout here. Simran, who had won a 40kg class bronze in the 2017 Cadet World Championships, lost 6-11 as the American registered a ‘victory by points’ to clinch the gold on Saturday night. Also Read - All England Open Badminton 2021: Lakshya Sen Enters Maiden Quarterfinals, PV Sindhu Also Joins in Mixed Day For India
Simran conceded a 2-9 lead to Shilson in the first period and that virtually sealed her fate. The Indian produced a better show in the second period by scoring four points as against two by his American opponent but that proved to be too little, too late to have any impact on the result of the bout.
This is India’s fifth silver along with three gold in the ongoing Youth Olympics. The medals won by shuttler Lakshya Sen (gold), shooter Manu Bhaker (silver) and judoka Tababi Devi (silver) in mixed team events are not counted in the country’s total medal tally as they had paired with athletes of other countries. Also Read - Saina Nehwal Retires From All England Badminton 2021 Due to Injury; Four Indians Enter 2nd Round of Men's Singles
The other Indian in the wrestling competition, Mansi finished eighth after losing her classification match to Imbabi Ahmed of Egypt who received a ‘victory by fall’ decision. Also Read - All England Open Badminton Championships 2021: PV Sindhu Leads India's Challenge in Depleted Field