Divya Kakran on Thursday become best the second one Indian girl to win a gold medal on the Asian Wrestling Championships after a dominant display through which she gained all her bouts by way of fall, together with in opposition to junior global champion Naruha Matsuyuki. In a shocking show of energy wrestling, Divya gained all 4 bouts in five-wrestler 68kg class, as the contest was once fought within the spherical robin layout. Navjot Kaur had transform the primary Indian girl to win a gold medal on the Asian Championships when she triumphed in 2018 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan in 65kg. In a memorable day for the hosts, Sarita Mor (59kg), Pinki (55kg) and Nirmala Devi (50kg) are confident of no less than silver medals as they reached finals in their respective classes.
In a depleted box within the absence of Chinese language wrestlers and Japan no longer sending its easiest challengers, the Asian Video games bronze medallist Divya started by way of routing Kazakhstan’s Albina Kairgelinova after which knocked out Mongolia’s Delgermaa Enkkhsaikhan. Her defence regarded just a little shaky in opposition to the Mongolian however she nonetheless controlled to pin her rival.
Within the 3rd spherical, Divya was once up in opposition to Uzbekistan’s Azoda Esbergenova.
She went up 4-Zero with sensible consecutive rolls after which pinned her opponent to complete it off in simply 27 seconds. Towards the Eastern junior global champion, along with her sturdy left-leg assaults, Divya led 4-Zero with a take down and an reveal transfer.
The Eastern made a cast get started in the second one duration as she attacked the Indian’s left leg to start with however scored issues with a proper leg transfer to make it 4-4. The Eastern virtually pinned her however Divya wriggled out of the tricky place.
She quickly effected a transfer which resulted in her victory by way of fall. She jumped at the mat to rejoice along with her coaches ahead of the referee formally declared her winner. “I needed to win by way of fall to get 5 issues from all my bouts for the reason that Eastern was once successful all her bouts by way of giant margins, so I took possibility for large wins.
My trainer had stated that I do not need to head for large throws at all times however I went for it.” Speaking concerning the tricky place she were given herself in in opposition to Naruha, Divya stated, “It did transform tough once I led 4-0. I used to be no longer in a perfect place (Naruha’s lock) and it would had been very unhealthy.
However I took possibility and it paid off by way of God’s grace. “I used to be instructed that If I am getting trapped, I’ve to play protected. I discovered a technique to pop out.That lady is excellent in unmarried leg assaults and it’s my vulnerable house.
So I become extra attacking,” Divya, who had gained a bronze finally yr’s Asian Championships, stated. Requested if absence of Chinese language wrestler helped, she answered within the affirmative. “Sure, it did receive advantages. However when you have a 5-wrestler crew it turns into even more difficult, you’ve struggle everybody and win giant.
I gained Four bouts inside 2 hours. It was once tricky on frame however excellent factor is I’ve stepped forward on my vary, I made a wide variety of assaults, Irani, Kheme, single-led, double leg assaults.
I’ve spent hours on working towards those strikes. Now I wish to qualify for the Olympics and that too with a gold,” she stated. Sarita, competing in her first Asian match since successful a silver in 2017 in 58kg, gained her first two bouts by way of technical superiority in opposition to Madina Bakbergenova (Kazkhstan) and Nazira MarsbekKyzy (Kyrgyzstan) ahead of successful 10-Three in opposition to Japan’s Yuumi Kon.
She is going to now fight it out in opposition to Mongolia’s Battseteg Atlantsetseg within the 59kg ultimate. Additionally within the gold medal rivalry is Nirmala.
She beat Mongolia’s Munkhnar Byambasuren 6-Four and Uzbeskitan’s Dauletbike Yakhshimuratova by way of technical superiority. She is now up in opposition to Japan’s Miho Igarashi. Pinki additionally reached the 57kg ultimate.
She started by way of beating Uzbekistan’s Shokida Akhmedova by way of fall however misplaced the following bout in opposition to Japan’s Kana Higashikawa. She led 2-Zero in opposition to the Eastern however may just no longer maintain her lead. She then gained her semifinal in opposition to Marina Zuyeva 6-0.
She is going to strive against with Mongolia’s Dulguun Bolormaa. To fail to notice the medal was once Kiran, who competed within the 76kg class. She misplaced two of her 3 bouts to head out of medal rivalry.