Last update: 05 August 2022, 10:00 PM IST
Indian wrestler Anshu Malik on Friday won a silver medal in the women’s freestyle 57kg at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022. She lost 7-3 in a summit clash to defending champion Odonaiwo Folasad Adekoroye of Nigeria and celebrated with a song.
The 21-year-old, who is celebrating her birthday, easily defeated Australia’s Irene Symeonidis 10-0 by technical dominance in the quarter-final stage. In the semi-finals, he defeated Sri Lanka’s Nithami Porthotej 10-0 by technical margin and that too in just one minute.
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Earlier on Friday, wrestling matches at Coventry’s Victoria Park Arena were called off due to safety concerns. The organizing committee of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games has temporarily halted wrestling events to conduct some safety and security exercises, an official said on condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to speak to the media.
Anshu Malik, who comes from a line of wrestlers, won a silver medal at the Oslo World Championships in 2021.
Daughter of international wrestler Dharamveer Malik, Anshu is a three-time medalist at the Cadet Wrestling Championship, with a gold in 2017 in the 60 kg category and bronze in 2016 and 2018.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVfUARn8SfY” width=”320″ height=”472″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=”allowfullscreen”></iframe> <p>She then went on to win a bronze medal in the 2020 Asian Wrestling Championships 57 kg event in New Delhi and a silver medal in the women's 57 kg event at the 2020 Individual Wrestling World Cup held in Belgrade the same year.</p> <p>Malik won the gold medal in Asian wrestling. Championships 2021 and earlier this year in April, he won a bronze medal at the 2022 Asian Wrestling Championships in Ulaanbaatar in the 57 kg category. Source of medals for the country.</p> <p>Read onLatest news And Latest news Here