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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.

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.

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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.

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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)