A dominant Vinesh Phogat gained her first gold medal of the 2020 season on the Rome Rating Collection match after teenager sensation Anshu Malik settled for a silver in 57kg pageant, right here on Friday.
Vinesh downed two tricky Chinese language competitors on her strategy to the 53kg gold medal bout during which she overpowered Ecudor’s Luisa Elizabeth Valverde 4-0.
Appearing immense higher physique energy, Vinesh had rattled her rival with shoulder pulls, by no means permitting her to assault.
She gained via technical superiority in opposition to Khrystyna Bereza (10-0) and Lannuan Luo (15-5) prior to getting the simpler of Qianyu Pang (4-2).
If the win in opposition to Ukrainian Bereza was once about impressive double leg assaults, the quarterfinal win over the Luo was once a lot more difficult than the what the score-line prompt. Luo was once a robust opponent, who led 5-2 on the finish of the primary duration however Vinesh became it round with good point-scoring strikes from nowhere in the second one duration.
Two times she threw Luo with strikes from between the legs when the Chinese language was once preserving her from the again.
With two wrestlers, having immense upper-body energy, jostling for higher hand from status place was once a sight to observe.
Preventing a measured bout in opposition to Pang, Vinesh was once in regulate within the semi-final, With two takedowns in every duration she led 4-Zero and conceded issues handiest against the tip of the combat.
Vinesh will now combat for her first gold of the season with Ecuador’s Luisa Elizabeth Valverde Melemdres.
The 18-year-old Anshu carried her glowing shape from the rigors at her maiden global match on the senior stage however may now not mirror it within the gold medal bout, shedding to Nigeria’s Odunayo Adekuoroye.
The 18-year-old was once very dominant until the overall, beating American Jenna Rose Burkert, Grace Bullen of Norway, 2019 international champion from Canada Linda Morais en direction the overall. Anshu had disenchanted international championship bronze medallist Pooja Dhanda all over the rigors.
However Divya Kakran returned empty-handed after shedding the 68kg bronze medal play-off bout to Danielle Suzanne Lappage of Canada.
Competing in 50kg, Nirmala Devi, misplaced her semi-final to Sarah Ann Hildebrandt and later the bronze play-off to Victoria Lacey Anthony to fail to spot a medal. Nonetheless, she possible.
Towards Hildebrandt, Nirmala was once competitive all through, going for leg assaults, however the American stayed forged in her defence, reminding the techniques that Vinesh had hired in opposition to her on the 2019 Global Championship in Nur Sultan.
Within the males’s freestyle pageant, Satyawart Kadiyan (97kg) and Sumit Mailk (125kg) exited following their quarterfinal defeats.
Kadiyan misplaced 0-2 to Ukraine’s Murazi Mchedlidze whilst Sumit suffered defeat via technical superiority in opposition to Canada’s Amarveer Dhesi.
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