Sarita Mor : 6th indian women to win Bronze at world championship.

Sarita Mor outclassed Sweden’s Johanna Lindborg to win bronze in the 59kg category at the World Wrestling Championships on Thursday.

She becomes the sixth Indian woman wrestler to win a bronze medal at the World Championships.
It was India’s second medal of this edition of the World Championships as Anshu Malik won silver in the 57kg category. The 20-year-old put up a brave show but lost to two-time Olympic medallist Helen Maroulis of the USA in the final.

Sarita stunned the Swede with an early four-pointer and added two more points to her tally with a quick take-down. The reigning Asian champion took a commanding 6-0 lead by the break and pulled off another breathtaking move to race to a 8-0 lead.

She conceded a take-down late in the bout but had a big enough lead to come out winner. It was her sixth attempt to win a medal at the worlds, having failed to do so at one U-23 and four senior worlds.

Anshu, a cadet World champion and a junior Worlds silver medallist, was the third Indian to reach the final of the World championships after 2010 champion Sushil Kumar and 2018 silver medallist Bajrang Punia . Other Indian women grapplers who have won bronze medals in the past are Geeta Phogat (2012), Babita Phogat (2012), Pooja Dhanda (2018) and Vinesh Phogat (2019).

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