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Sports News
Dominant Anshu, steady Sonam qualify for Tokyo Games; door shut on Sakshi Malik
 
Almaty: Dishing out impressive performances, India''s young wrestlers Anshu Malik and Sonam Malik qualifed for the Tokyo Games by winning silver medals at the Asian Olympic Qualifiers here on Saturday. Anshu, 19, and Sonam, 18, making a steady transition from the junior to the senior circuit, joined senior pro Vinesh Phogat (53kg) in making the Olympics cut. India now have three women wrestlers, who will now fight for glory at the Summer Games. Vinesh had already qualified through the 2019 World Championship. Overall, India now have seven wrestlers who have qualified for the upcoming Games. Among men, Bajrang Punia (65kg), Ravi Dahiya (57kg) and Deepak Punia (86kg) have qualified in the men''s free style event. While Anshu was dominant in 57kg competition, Sonam''s resilience eventually helped her secure the quota and shut the door on Rio Olympic medallist Sakshi Malik.

Sonam announced her arrival by defeating Sakshi four times in recent trials, making the 62kg category her own. Such was Anshu''s dominance that she conceded only two points en route the final, winning all her three bouts by technical superiority. She began by beating Korean Jieun Um, then outsmarted Kazak wrestler Emma Tissina and in the semifinal she beat Uzbekistan''s Shokhida Akhmedova. She lost the gold medal bout 4-7 to Mongolia''s Khongorzul Boldsaikhan while Sonam did not compete in the final due to an injury. Sonam edged China''s Jia Long 5-2 before winning by technical superiority against Hsin Ping Pai of Taipei. In the semifinal, she trailed 0-6 against Kazakhstan''s Ayaulym Kassymova but reeled of nine points in a row to secure herself the quota. "She (Sonam) has shown that she is ready for the senior circuit. Look what she has done. People had said that she is still at the cadet level but the consistent victories against Sakshi has boosted her confidence," Sonam''s personal coach Ajmer Malik told PTI.

"She does not lose confidence or hope now even after conceding points. We are proud of her," Ajmer, who runs Netaji Subash Chander Sports Institute at Village Madina in Sonepat district, said. Seema Bisla lost all her three bouts to go out of race in 50kg while Nisha came close to securing quota in 68kg but threw away a 3-1 lead to lose the semifinal by technical superiority against Kyrgyzstan''s Meerim Zhumanazarova. Meerim outsmarted the Indian with her ''fitley'' (leg lace) attack.


England coach Silverwood to take break during SL, Pakistan ODI series
Shubman Gill receives first jab of COVID-19 vaccine
Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips earn first NZC central contracts
Training in bio-bubble has brought team closer: Gurjant Singh
Women''s head coach: Incumbent Raman, ex-coach Powar appear for interview
Tour of Sri Lanka: Two-way fight for India captaincy between Hardik and Shikhar
Virat Kohli, Ishant Sharma get first dose of vaccination
Cricketer Chetan Sakariya loses father to COVID-19
Maldives asks Bengaluru FC to leave ahead of AFC Cup match; BFC admits "inexcusable behaviour"
India will tour Sri Lanka in July for limited overs series: Ganguly
Neymar extends PSG contract until 2025
Football clubs in Kolkata join hands in COVID vaccination drive
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Jayawardene to complete quarantine in Maldives; Indian players on way home: MI
IPL''s foreign recruits head home: 8 Englishman back in London; Aussies await Maldives flight first
IPL 2021: Three members of CSK contingent test Covid-19 positive
World T20 venues could be curtailed from 9 to 5 but too early to contemplate UAE shift: BCCI
Rahul, Harpreet Brar star in Punjab''s 34-run win over RCB
IPL 2021: Shaw’s 82 guides Delhi to 7-wicket win over Kolkata
CSK thump Hyderabad by seven wickets
KERALA NEWS
Kerala wants Centre to provide more vaccines
 Thiruvananthapuram: Amid rising COVID-19 cases in Kerala, the state government on Wednesday urged th  
Kerala woman killed in Palestinian rocket strike in Israel
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TV journalist Vipin Chandh dies of COVID-19
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
UN calls for de-escalation of Israel,Palestine conflict
 Geneva: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Saturday called for strict respec
Hamas turned residential areas in Gaza Strip into military strongholds: Israel Military
Twelve dead in Afghanistan Mosque blast
KP Oli takes oath as Nepal PM; to prove majority within 30 days
NATIONAL NEWS
Cyclone Tauktae: Indian Coast Guard rescues three stranded fishermen off Kannur
 New Delhi: Indian Coast Guard (ICG) on Saturday said that it has rescued three fishermen stranded in
PIL in SC seeking directions to use PM Cares fund for Covid vaccines, O2 plants
Plea in SC seeks cancellation of CBSE, ICSE class 12 Exams
Monsoon likely to reach Kerala on May 31: IMD
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