While 2016 Rio Olympics saw Phogat bowing out in the quarter-finals after a knee injury, the Balali-based wrestler from the famous Phogat family made a strong comeback to win the silver medal in last year’s Asian Wrestling Championships.
Hammers had won the toss and had blocked women’s 62 kg category, which meant that last year’s Asian Championships gold medallist, Navjot Kaur, could not compete. Dangal team blocked the men’s 74 kg category.
While Phogat outclassed youngster Anju with a 8-0 margin before referee stopped the bout in the second last round to hand Mumbai a 4-2 lead in the match, she was impressed with Anju’s fighting ability.
Aadil Bedi, who had also represented India in last year’s Asian Games, was the youngest player in the final stage of Q School and carded a round of eight-under-63 in the fifth round to secure his Asian Tour card.
Earlier this month, The Indian Express had reported Rajni’s gold medal triumph in the 46-kg category of the Junior Nationals at Chandigarh, through the eyes of a father who, over the years, had diligently set aside a substantial portion of his profits for the family’s boxer.
Siddharth Kaul's 12th five-wicket haul in first-class cricket not only ensured that Kerala were bundled out for just 121 but also helped Kaul reach the milestone of 200 first- class wickets in 57 matches.
Sixteen-year-old Rajni made her way to meet her teammates after her 3-0 win over Ragini Upadhyay of Uttar Pradesh in the women’s 46 kg final of the 2nd Junior Women Boxing Championship at the Chandigarh University.