Three Indian wrestlers – Vinesh Phogat (53kg), Anshu Malik (57kg) and Sakshi Malik (65kg) – reached their respective finals at the Asian Wrestling Championships here on Friday.
There was no stopping Vinesh in the absence of the Chinese and Japanese rivals as she cruised to the summit round without losing a point and can now win her first gold medal at the Continental championship.
Vinesh has had seven podium finishes at the Asian meet over the years, including three silver medals.
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She won by technical superiority against Mongolia’s Otgonjargal Ganbaatar and Taipei’s Meng Hsuan Hsieh while an injured Hyunyoung Oh from South Korea did not turn up for the semifinal.
Vinesh, who had won a bronze in the Delhi edition of the Continental Championship last year, will now face Hsieh in the final.