India’s seasoned wrestler Sarita Mor on Wednesday shocked the defending champion, Linda Morais, by defeating her and going to the semi-finals. Anshu Malik also did make it to the last four in the World Championship keeping the hopes of getting a medal for India. The match started with Sarita making a quick move on the defending champion and her skill made her 7-0 ahead of the first period. She did a quick down move followed by the super defense to take the early advantage. In the second period, she conceded a few points after a takedown but kept Linda in a difficult situation.
The Asian Championship winner had a tough start against the 2019 Champion from Canada but came out with a tactical win by beating her 8-2 in the pre-quarterfinals round of the 59kg match. The quarterfinal game against Sandra Paruszewski was a very difficult challenge for Sarita, as she struggled to take on both wrestlers fighting for those important points.
Sarita Mor will now battle with Bilyana Zhivkova Duodova of Bulgaria who is the reigning European Championship in the semi-finals, in order to make the final which will be a historical moment for her.
Young Anshu Malik also lived up to the expectations with confident victories. She wasn’t looking weak at any point against Kazakhstan’s Nilufar Raimova, whom she beat by technical superiority and later outwitted Mongolia’s Davaachimeg Erkhembayar 5-1 in the quarterfinals. Her road to the semi-finals has been a tough one, as she looks to be in the finals.
Sarita Mor is definitely eyeing a medal for Team India meanwhile it’s going to be a difficult challenge for her coming into the semifinals this year. Meanwhile, Anshu Malik will be looking to make the nation proud with her spectacular performance.