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Asian Wrestling Championships: Divya Kakran, Manju Kumari win bronze medals

Divya Kakran won a bronze medal in 68 kg category after defeating Mongolian wrestler Battsetseg Soronzonbold of Mongolia on Thursday at Asian Wrestling Championships.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: April 25, 2019 6:58:19 pm
Divya Kakran wins bronze for India. (Source: PTI)

Divya Kakran won a bronze medal in 68 kg category after defeating Mongolian wrestler Battsetseg Soronzonbold of Mongolia on Thursday at Asian Wrestling Championships.

Kakran defeated her opponent via fall in the play-offs to finish on the podium.

Apart from Kakran, Manju Kumari also won a bronze medal in 59kg as she defeated Vietnamese wrestler Thi Huong Dao in 59kg by 11-2 to win the second medal for India.

Seema, who also made it to the play-offs, however failed to register a hat-trick of bonze medals for India after losing to Valentina Ivanovna Islamova Brik of Kazakhstan 5-11 in the 50kg category.

However, India’s campaign got over early in the 55kg and 76kg weight divisions when Lalita and Pooja lost their respective quarterfinal bouts to bow out of the event.

With two medals in the day, India took their tally in the competition to 10 medals (1 Gold, 3 Silver & 6 Bronze). Sakshi Malik and Vinesh Phogat will be in action on Friday.

(With inputs from PTI)

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