Indian girl wrestler Neha Sharma went down preventing to Anastasia Blayvas of Germany within the bronze-medal contest on the UWW World Championships, at the same time as 4 different grapplers didn’t make an affect in Belgrade on Tuesday.
Neha, competing within the non-Olympic 55kg class, had made it to the bronze-medal spherical after defeating Mariia Vynnyk of Ukraine 7-4 in repechage to arrange a battle towards Anastasia.
However after a eager contest, the nineteenth ranked Indian misplaced on technical factors to the world No.16 German.
Compatriots Sarita Mor and Divya Kakran didn’t make an affect on the Worlds, shedding their preliminary spherical bouts.
The Indian contingent is competing right here beneath the United World Wrestling (UWW) flag because the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) has been suspended by the worldwide physique for not holding its elections within the stipulated time.
Each Sarita (57kg) and Divya (76kg) misplaced their pre-quarterfinal bouts, whereas team-mates Antim Kundu (65kg) and Neelam (50kg) additionally met with comparable destiny on Tuesday.
The possibilities of the 4 grapplers making it to the bronze-medal spherical through the repechage route additionally evaporated because the opponents that they had misplaced to didn’t make it to the ultimate.
The repechage comes into impact for wrestlers who lose within the pre-quarterfinals or later. It provides them one other alternative to revive their fortunes within the competitors if the opponent they’ve misplaced to reaches the ultimate.
Sarita, after defeating Betzabeth Colmenarez of Venezuela 6-1 within the first spherical, misplaced to Nigeria’s Odunayo Adekuoroye 4-6 within the pre-quarterfinal, whereas Divya, after getting the higher of Turkey’s Mehtap Gultekin 7-5 within the qualification spherical, misplaced the pre-quarterfinal bout to Canada’s world No.4 Justina Renay after the latter scored extra technical factors.
Nonetheless, each Adekuoroye and Justina misplaced within the quarterfinals, shutting the repechage door on Sarita and Divya.
Within the 65kg class Antim Kundu, ranked seventeenth, created fairly a sensation by defeating world No.2 Iva Geric of Croatia 6-0 within the pre-quarterfinals. Her Chinese language opponent within the quarterfinal, Lili, registered a victory by fall to finish the Indian’s hope of advancing within the match.
Neelam (50kg) too started on a optimistic word registering two fast victories — towards Maral Tangirbergenova of Kazakhstan (10-0) and Oksana Livach of Ukraine (6-4) — however misplaced to world No.4 Feng Ziqi of China, who achieved a victory by fall within the quarterfinal.
Feng, too, went on to lose her semifinal bout, thus closing the repechage route for the Indian.