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Sakshi, Vinesh bag Asian silver

Sakshi, Vinesh bag Asian silver
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Sakshi Malik bagged a silver medal for India in the ongoing Asian Wrestling Championship after losing to Japan\'s Risako Kawai in women\'s 60kg category in New Delhi, on Friday.Making a comeback to the international circuit after the Olympics last year, Sakshi looked a little out of touch as she went down to the Rio Games gold medallist in the 63kg category Kawai 10-0 in just two minutes and 44 seco

New Delhi: Sakshi Malik bagged a silver medal for India in the ongoing Asian Wrestling Championship after losing to Japan's Risako Kawai in women's 60kg category in New Delhi, on Friday.Making a comeback to the international circuit after the Olympics last year, Sakshi looked a little out of touch as she went down to the Rio Games gold medallist in the 63kg category Kawai 10-0 in just two minutes and 44 seconds.

Sakshi could not counter the challenge from the strong Japanese grappler. Competing for the first time in women's 60kg category after jumping up the weight division from 58kg, Sakshi though hardly had to break a sweat en route to the final.
It was a cake walk for the 24-year-old, who got the better of Nabira Esenbaeva of Uzbekistan 6-2 in the quarter-final.
Another Indian, Vinesh Phogat also settled for a silver in the women's 55kg category.

Divya Kakran was the third Indian to make the final in the women's 69kg category.However, Ritu Phogat (women's 48kg) went down in her semi-final bout to Yui Susaki of Japan 0-9 to lose out on a place in the final but will fight for the bronze medal. Pinki lost in the quarter-final round of 53kg.

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