Good news came for Haryana's sports world on Saturday. Two women wrestlers from the state have got tickets for Tokyo Olympics. Anshu Malik and Sonam Malik have made it to the finals of the ongoing Asian Olympic qualifiers in Kazakhstan. Anshu Malik plays in the 57 kg and Sonam Malik in the 62 kg category. Sonam is from Sonepat while Anshu Malik is from Jind. At the same time, wrestler Sakshi Malik has received a shock from Sonam Malik's Olympic ticket. Both wrestlers play in the 62 kg category. Sports Minister Kiran Rijiju has congratulated both wrestlers. At the same time, wrestler Vinesh Fougat has also congratulated both of them.
Anshu Malik, a 19-year-old female wrestler from Nidani village, had defeated three wrestlers in the Olympic qualifying competition. Anshu won a silver medal for the country in the wrestling World Cup competition held in Belgrade in December last year. Anshu Malik is upbeat after good preparation and victory in the World Cup. In such a situation, she hoped that she would also make her ticket for the Olympics.
Lockdown created opportunity
According to Anshu Malik's father and the famous wrestler of his time, Dharmbir Malik, Anshu took full advantage of the opportunity during the lockdown. Continually practiced at home and at the sports school Nidani. Here, coaches Jagdish Sheoran and Dalip Singh Malik gave encouragement to the technique as well. He said that Anshu Malik is now ready for the Olympics with the inspiration of former DGP Mahendra Singh Malik.
Sonam had defeated Sakshi
At the same time, in January this year, wrestler Sakshi Malik, who won a bronze medal in the Rio Olympics in Mahadangal, held in Agra village, Agra, was defeated by wrestler Sonam in the final. Sakshi's tears were shed when she was defeated. After defeating Olympic medalist Sakshi Malik, the victorious wrestler Sonam said that these moments are very happy for her. Sonam said that she has also defeated Sakshi Malik in a trial. He credited his victory to parents and coaches.