Asian Wrestling Championships: Sakshi Malik defeats Kazakhstan's Ayaulym Kassymova to enter 60-Kg weight category finals

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 12 May 2017, 12:10 PM
Sakshi Malik - File Photo
Sakshi Malik - File Photo

Rio Olympics bronze medallist woman wrestler Sakshi Malik (60kg) grappled her away to the title bout at the Asian Wrestling Championship in New Delhi on Friday.

The 24-year-old from Haryana defeated Ayaulym Kassymova of Kazakhstan to enter the finals. She had advanced to the semi-final after beating Uzbek grappler Nabira Esenbaeva 6-2 in the quarterfinals/

Sakshi will face Olympic gold medallist Japan's Risako Kawai in the finals.Sakshi had become the first Indian female wrestler to win a medal at the Olympics when she clinched the bronze in the 58 kg category at Rio Games.

She had previously won the silver medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, and the bronze medal at the 2015 Asian Wrestling Championships in Doha. 

First Published: Friday, May 12, 2017 11:56 AM
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