Sakshi and Phogat still alive at Worlds despite crushing defeats

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 25 Oct 2018 12:15:44


BUDAPEST (Hungary),

STRUGGLING Sakshi Malik suffered a humiliating quarter-final defeat while Ritu Phogat also faded at the same stage but the two wrestlers still have a chance to reach the bronze medal play-off at the World Championship after receiving repechage rounds, here Wednesday.

While established stars struggled, young Ritu Malik fought well but bowed out after losing her bronze medal match 3-7 to 2017 U-23 world champion and this year’s World Cup gold medal winner Ayana Gempei from Japan in the 65kg.