India's Sarita wins silver in Asian Wrestling Championship finals after losing to Tynybekova Aisuluu of Kyrgyzstan

Updated On : 13 May , 2017 , 06:51 PM
A representational image of a wrestling ring. (Wikimedia Commons)
A representational image of a wrestling ring. (Wikimedia Commons)
New Delhi:

India's Sarita won silver medal in the Asia Wrestling Championship finals after losing to Kyrgyzstan's Tynybekova Aisuluu on Saturday. Sarita had entered the gold medal rounds for women in 58kg  category after posting impressive victory on the penultimate day of the championship in New Delhi. Sarita's feat had already ensured a silver medal for the country. 

The Indian women wrestlers have registered their best ever performance in the Asian Championship in this edition with five medals, including three silver so far. 

In the 2003 edition, India had won a total of five medals that included two silver and three bronze. En route the final of women's 58kg, Sarita put up a dominating show and outplayed Uzbekistan's Asem Seydametova 10-0 in the quarters before thrashing Thi Huong Dao of Vietnam 12-0 to make the final.

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(With inputs from agencies)

First Published : Saturday, May 13, 2017 06:33 PM
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