By Sharad Deep & Ajai Masand | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2020 09:01 PM IST
Rio Olympics bronze medallist Sakshi Malik and 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games silver medallist Pooja Dhanda were knocked out by juniors in the trials. They are likely to be tested even more in next year’s trials as WFI is “keen on hosting the national championships in the next 2-3 months, situation permitting,” and field some of the juniors (under-20) in the trials next year.
By Sharad Deep | Lucknow
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2020 11:37 PM IST
Sakshi’s one last hope of making it to Tokyo will depend on Sonam failing at Asian qualifying event, scheduled in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan from March 27 to 29.
By Navneet Singh and Avishek Roy | Hindustan Times, Kharkhoda (Sonepat)
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2020 08:19 AM IST
OPENING UP Sonepat’s men-only wrestling tradition is now a thing of the past. The Haryana district, famous for producing international wrestlers, is seeing more and more girls hit the akhada.
By Indo Asian News Service | New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2020 05:09 PM IST
Sakshi was defeated by two-time world cadet champion Sonam Malik in the 62-kg weight category in the trials for the Asian World Olympics qualifiers.
By Navneet Singh | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2020 12:04 AM IST
Malik had fought fearlessly in the earlier rounds but couldn’t replicate the form against Adekuoroye and settled for silver on her international debut in the senior category.
By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2020 09:53 AM IST
The teenager went neck-and-neck with Sakshi and kept attacking despite trailing in the first period of the 62kg semi-final bout. In the second period, Sonam produced a sensational four-point throw with three seconds left on the clock.
By Press Trust of India | Lucknow
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2020 03:05 PM IST
Sonam was trailing 4-6 in the second period but produced a sensational four-point throw with just three seconds left in the bout to make it 10-10 and win on criteria of scoring the last point. She then defeated Radhika 4-1 in the final to seal her spot in the Indian team in the 62kg category.