India’s Anshu Malik bags silver at world wrestling event

Ebangla Bureau

Anshu Malik delivered a commendable performance 

Rising Indian wrestling star Anshu Malik has bagged a silver medal in the 57kg category at the Individual World Cup at Belgrade, Serbia. Dharampal Malik, her father, an ex-wrestler himself, rejoiced at his daughter’s podium finish at the marquee event. Elated after Anshu’s achievement at the World Cup, Malik Senior said that his daughter fulfilled his dreams with an international medal, something that he could never achieve, reported  Olympics Channel. Anshu Malik was the lone Indian woman wrestler to win a medal at the individual World Cup, grabbing a silver in the 57kg category. Anshu clinched her third medal at the senior level from as many tournaments. She lost the gold medal bout 1-5 to Moldova’s Anastasia Nichita on Wednesday night. She had won a bronze at the Asian Championship early this year in New Delhi and a silver at Mattio Pellicone event in Rome in January.She is gradually making the 57kg category her own despite presence of World championship medallist Pooja Dhanda and experienced Sarita Mor in the same weight class. Anshu began with a 4-2 win over Azerbaijan’s Alyona Kolesnik and followed it up with 3-1 victory over Germany’s Laura Mertens in the quarterfinals, the semi-final, she outplayed Russia’s Veronika Chumikova, recording a victory by fall. The 19-year-old Anshu’s breakthrough came in 2017 when she won gold at the World Cadet Championships in Athens.“That win changed her as a wrestler,” Sheoran adds. “She changed mentally too, and she started to spend more time in training, devoting over six hours to training daily.” Anshu was born to family of wrestlers on 05 Aug 2001in Nidani village in Haryana’s Jind district. She trains under coach Jagdeesh at the Chaudhary Bharat Singh Memorial Sports School in Nidani. … .

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