Vinesh, Ritika, Mansi and Anshu close to Paris Olympic qualification

Vinesh Phogat Ritika Mansi and Anshu

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Wrestler Vinesh Phogat is one win away from securing a Paris Olympics quota while Anshu Malik and Under-23 champion Ritika also entered the semi-finals of the Asian Olympic Qualifiers here. Vinesh defeated Korean rival Miran Cheon in women’s 50 kg in a match that lasted one minute 39 seconds.

India’s star wrestler Vinesh Phogat is one win away from securing a Paris Olympics quota while Anshu Malik and Under-23 champion Ritika also entered the semi-finals of the Asian Olympic Qualifiers here. Vinesh defeated Korean rival Miran Cheon in women’s 50 kg in a match that lasted one minute 39 seconds.

The opponent had no answer to his strong grip. In the next match, she defeated Smanang Dit of Cambodia in 67 seconds and made it to the semi-finals. The wrestlers who reach the final will get quota for their country. After winning the selection trial, Vinesh is playing in the 50 kg category. Even if she misses, there will be contenders in the 53 kg category in which Panghal has won the quota. The last one may be asked to appear in another trial.

World Championship 2021 silver medalist Anshu got a direct entry into the quarter-finals in which she defeated Kalmira Bilimbekova of Kyrgyzstan on technical superiority. Under-23 world champion Ritika (76 kg) defeated Yunju Hwang. He won the first round on technical superiority. After this, Mongolia’s Davansan Enkh Emar was also defeated in a similar manner. In the last group match against China’s Huang Wang, he scored 8. Won by 2. Mansi Ahlawat (62 kg) also reached the last four. She defeated Irina Kuznetsova of Kazakhstan by 6. Defeated by 4.

Nisha Dahiya (68 kg) could not make it to the semi-finals. In the first round, they defeated Seoul Gum Pak of North Korea by 8. Defeated by 3. After this she lost to Mirim Jumanazarova of Kyrgyzstan. She was defeated by Yelena Shalygina of Kyrgyzstan in the third round. The last world qualifier of the Paris Olympics will be played in Turkey from May 9.

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