Asian Wrestling Championships: Eyes on Sarita Mor; to defend crown in 59kg

By   - 15/04/2021

Asian Wrestling Championships: Defending champion Sarita Mor will get a chance to retain her crown as she gets ready to defend her title in the 59kg category at the ongoing Asian Wrestling Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

The Indian wrestlers will be looking at the Asian meet as a platform to test themselves with the best in the continent ahead of Tokyo Olympics.

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India’s Greco Roman wrestlers had a poor outing on Day 2. The results meant none of the Indian grapplers could clear the bronze medal play-offs stage.

Day 3 will witness 4 Indian women wrestlers in the fray- Seema Bisla (50kg), Sarita Mor (59kg), Nisha Dahiya (68kg), Pooja (76kg).

2016 Rio Olympics bronze medallist Sakshi Malik will also be seen in action later in the tournament in the 65kg weight division, a non-Olympic weight category. It will be her first international tournament of the year.

The Indian wrestling team comprises 30 members, 10 each in freestyle, Greco-Roman and women’s wrestling.

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Asian Wrestling Championships Day 3: Indians in the fray today are: 

50kg: Seema Bisla
Main competition: Anudari NANDINTSETSEG (MGL),  Valentina Ivanovna ISLAMOVA BRIK (KAZ)
55kg: Eyes on Hyungjoo KIM (KOR), Aisha UALISHAN (KAZ)
59kg: Sarita Mor (Defending champion)
Main competition: Diana KAYUMOVA (KAZ), Shoovdor BAATARJAV (MGL)
68kg: Nisha Dahiya-
Main competition:  Meerim ZHUMANAZAROVA (KGZ), Delgermaa ENKHSAIKHAN (MGL),
76kg: Pooja-
Main Competition: Elmira SYZDYKOVA (KAZ), Aiperi MEDET KYZY (KGZ), Seoyeon JEONG (KOR)


Indian team for Asian Wrestling Championships

Freestyle: Ravi Kumar Dahiya (57kg), Ravinder (61kg), Bajrang Punia (65kg), Karan (70kg), Sandeep Singh Mann (74kg), Narsingh Yadav (79kg), Deepak Punia (86kg), Sanjeet (92kg), Satyawart Kadian (97kg), Sumit Malik (125kg)

Greco-Roman: Sandeep (55kg), Gyaneder (60kg), Neeraj (63kg), Ashu (67kg), Kuldeep Malik (72kg), Gurpreet Singh (77kg), Harpreet (82kg), Sunil Kumar (87kg), Ravi (97kg), Naveen (130kg)

Women’s wrestling: Seema (50kg), Vinesh Phogat (53kg), Pinki (55kg), Anshu Malik (57kg), Sarita Mor (59kg), Sonam Malik (62kg), Sakshi Malik (65kg), Nisha Dahiya (68kg), Divya Kakran (72kg), Pooja Sihag (76kg)

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