Vinesh Phogat has kept the hopes for another gold alive after she stormed into the finals of women's 50 kg freestyle category
After Bajrang Punia won a gold for India in the men's 65 kg freestyle category, Vinesh Phogat has kept the hopes for another gold alive after she stormed into the finals of women's 50 kg freestyle category.
Vinesh beat Uzbekistan's Dauletbike Yakhshimuratova to reach the finals of the 50 kg category. On her way to the semi-finals, Vinesh also China's Yanan Sun, against whom she had suffered a leg injury during Rio Olympics 2016. This had dashed Vinesh's hopes of winning an Olympic medal for India.
Another Olympic medallist, Sakshi Malik, will now fight for the bronze medal after losing to Aisuluu Tynybekova of Kyrgyzstan in the semifinals. Sakshi was being defensive throughout her bout in the 62-kg category. Commonwealth Games silver medallist Pooja Dhanda too will fight for a bronze after losing the semifinal against North Korea's Jong Myong Suk.
In the men's category, Sumit Malik loses to Iran's Hadibasmanj Parviz 10-0 in the pre-quarter-finals of men's freestyle 125kg.
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Last Updated Sep 9, 2018, 10:08 AM IST