Vinesh Phogat makes it to the repechage round, likely to get shot at Bronze at Wrestling World C’ships

Belgrade [Serbia]: Commonwealth gold medalist Vinesh Phogat advanced to the repechage round of the recurring World Wrestling Championships 2022 in Belgrade, Serbia on Tuesday.
Vinesh Phogat, a 2019 world championships bronze champion, was handed a surprising 7-0 loss by 2022 Oriental champions silver champion Khulan Batkhuyag of Mongolia in the credentials round. The Indian wrestler routed Batkhuyag 3-0 at the end of the opening round as well as conceded one more four factors in the last moments to shed the bout.
Khulan Batkhuyag stormed via to the final by winning her next matches offering Vinesh Phogat a likely chance at the bronze medal.
Vinesh Phogat will certainly now tackle 2018 Oriental Gamings silver medallist Zhuldyz Eshimova of Kazakhstan in the repechage on Wednesday.
The various other four Indian ladies competing on the day, at the same time, stopped working to advance even more.
Sushma Shokeen, that won bronze at the Oriental Champions in April, shed to Moldova’s Mariana Dragutan in the repechage round in the females’s 55kg.
Sushma Shokeen beat Pan-American champion Yaynelis Sanz Verdecia of Cuba on Monday prior to shedding to the last version’s bronze medalist Oleksandra Khomenets of Ukraine in spite of leading at one stage.
Sushma Shokeen once again had the upper hand in the repechage round and also led Mariana Dragutan 8-2 at the end of round one. Nevertheless, Dragutan, the reigning Under-23 European champ, brought upon a fall on the Indian in rounded 2 to secure the success.
Neelam, competing in the 50kg, was the only Indian to sign up a win on Tuesday. The Under-23 Oriental silver medallist Indian beat Szimonetta Timea Szeker 4-2 to get the major draw.
Neelam then lost to two-time world championships silver medallist Emilia Alina Vuc of Romania 10-0 by means of technical superiority.
Shefali (65kg) shed to two-time world championships medallist Koumba Selene Fanta Larroque of France 10-0 using technical superiority in the qualifiers.
Priyanka, who won silver at the under-20 world championships last month, decreased to three-time Pan-American silver medallist Genesis Rosangela Reasco Valdezin of Ecuador through technological superiority in the qualifying round of 76kg.
Apart from Vinesh Phogat, last edition’s bronze medallist Sarita Mor (57kg), Mansi Ahlawat (59kg), Nisha Dahiya (68kg) and (72kg) will certainly be in action on Wednesday.
India are yet to win a medal at the world wrestling champions 2022.

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