Monday, August 2, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: Wrestler Sonam Malik loses 62 kg pre-quarters fight to Bolortuya Khurelkhuu on debut

Tuesday marked the beginning of the wrestling campaign, as India happened to be in action. In the only Indian wrestling action of the day, debutant Sonam Malik was up against Bolortuya Khurelkhuu of Mongolia in the women's 62 kg pre-quarters fight. However, it did not go according to plan, as the Indian suffered a defeat. While the score was tied 2-2, the Mongolian was declared the winner on the criteria of winning the final point. The opening few moments of the fight saw both the wrestlers checking each other out, with no real intention of scoring a point. However, Sonam secured the opening push point at the end of the first three-minute period. ALSO READ: Tokyo Olympics: Full schedule of India in action on August 3 The Indian extended her lead to 2-0 with another push point in the following period. However, Khurelkhuu bounced back quickly by taking a leg down of Sonam, along with a takedown point. According to Sonam's coach Ajmer Malik, while the Indian was a better wrestler than the Mongolian, she went over defensive. While he admitted that she would rectify her mistakes, it was indeed a big-stage experience for her. #TeamIndia | #Tokyo2020 | #Wrestling Women's Freestyle 62kg 1/8 Finals Sonam Malik bows out against Bolortuya Khurelkhuu who gets the benefit of split decision at 2-2 to progress. Brave efforts by @OLYSonam in her debut #Olympics #RukengeNahi #EkIndiaTeamIndia #Cheer4India pic.twitter.com/tFCHOh6wsk — Team India (@WeAreTeamIndia) August 3, 2021 NOTE: Asianet News humbly requests everyone to wear masks, sanitise, maintain social distancing and get vaccinated as soon as eligible. Together we can and will break the chain #ANCares #IndiaFightsCorona

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