Manju Kumari clinched bronze at Junior world Wrestling Championship


Indian wrestler Manju Kumari wins bronze medal after crushing Ukraine’s Ilona Prokopevniuk 2-0 in the women’s 59 kg category on Thursday and India receives its second medal at the World Junior Wrestling Championships in Tampere, Finland.

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Former wrestler Kumari reached the quarter-finals with a 5-1 victory over Bulgarian Aleksandrina Nikolaeva Kashinova in the pre-quarter-final bout. Though a 10-0 defeating to Japan’s Yuzuru Kumano in the quarter-last implied that Kumari’s odds of making it to the bronze award session depended on Kumano achieving the last.

Strangely, Prokopevniuk had lost to Kumano in the semi-last, which thusly likewise enabled Kumari to meet all requirements for the repechage round. In her repechage session, Kumari went ahead to overwhelm Canada’s Tianna Grace Kennett 4-0.

In the other ladies’ occasions in the Championships, Divya Tomar lost the repechage session to Fatme Ibraimova Mandeva of Bulgaria, 2-2, in the 44 kg classification. Tomar had lost the capability round to Japan’s Manami Ueno 10-0, however achieved the repechage round after Ueno achieved the last of the occasion class.

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Nandini Bajirao Salokhe bowed out of the 51 kg classification in the wake of losing her quarter-last to Bolor Erdene Bat Orshikh of Mongolia, 10-4. Also, in conclusion, Pooja Devi lost in the pre-quarter-last round to Germany’s Theresa Elisa Edfelder 6-3.