ANSHU MALIK (Wrestling 57kg)
India's Anshu Malik had to settle for silver after she went down fighting to Mongolia's Khongorzul Baldsaikahan 7-4 in women's 57kg on the second day of the Asian Wrestling Olympic qualifiers in Almaty.
After securing Tokyo Olympics berth in the morning session of the tournament, the 19-year-old Anshu from Nidani in Haryana couldn't add a gold medal to her kitty in the evening session. Despite having a slender one point lead in the opening three minutes of the match, she conceded valuable points to her rival in the dying moments of an exciting contest to settle for silver.
Anshu's father Dharamvir Malik was elated. He commended her daughter for staying focussed during the tournament. "Before departure, I advised her to not lose concentration and treat each bout as one step towards the main goal. We are happy she was able to execute the plans," Anshu's father told IANS from Nidani.
Source: SIFY with Agency Inputs