India’s Radhika assured of medal after reaching 68kg final – Firstpost

Radhika will now face Japan’s Nonoka Ozaki in the gold medal fight at the Asian Wrestling Championships.

India’s Radhika is assured of at least a silver medal as she reached the 68kg final on Saturday at the Asian Senior Championships. Radhika, who won a silver medal at the U23 Asian Championships last year and also finished second at the Senior Asian Championships in 2022, put up a dominant show in her weight category. She won the first fight by technical superiority against Kazakh Albina Kairgeldinova, then pinned Kyrgyzstan Gulnura Tashtanbekova.

She will now face Japan’s Nonoka Ozaki in the fight for the gold medal.

Shivani Pawar (50kg) lost her quarter-final ‘by fall’ to Ziqi Feng, but reached the bronze medal round after the Chinese entered the final.

In 55kg, Tamanna lost her qualifying round by a margin of 0-9 to Moe Kiyooka, but since the Japanese reached the final, the Indian has bounced back into the medal race.

Pushpa Yadav (59kg) and Priya (76kg) also have a chance of finishing on the podium as their winners also reached the final to open the doors for them.

With PTI inputs

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