Anshu Malik vs Iryna Kurachkina wrestling women's 57kg LIVE: Anshu Malik loses 8-2 after brave fight, puts hope on repechage

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedAug 04, 2021 08:42 IST

Catch live from Anshu Malik vs Iryna Kurachkina 57 kg women's wrestling at Olympics


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She looked strong but the inexperience got to her. However, the way she wrestled certainly shows the level of talent the young Indian has. COme Paris 2024, she will be the wrestler to watch out for.

For now, Deepak Punia and Ravi Dahiya continue to bid chances for a medal.

Until then take care and goodbye.

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Anshu loses 8-2

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Belarus with a counter and gets two points.

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Kurachkina on final warning.

Another warning would mean the match will go to Anshu.

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Anshu is Back!!

Scores two quick points by pushovers.

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Anshu is more of an instinctive wrestler. She can predict moves, by the way, her opponent moves.

It is something we see in Vinesh Phogat. But given the pressure of the Olympics, she seems to be holding herself back.

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End of first period.

Kurachkina lead 4-0.

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Anshu certainly looks nervous. Its time for Kuldeep Malik to give a boosting pep talk to change the tide.

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Belarus scores another point.

Score 2-0.

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Anshu put on 30-second clock.

She needs to score now otherwise, Kurachkina will get 1 point.

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Kurachkina starts aggressively but Anshu is holding ground.

The Indian is using her strength to her advantage.

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And the whistle blows.

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Anshu Malik in action.

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Helen Maroulis vs Ningning Rong

Score: 6-4. USA winning

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Anshu to be in action soon.

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Ravi Dahiya wins 12-2 on technical superiority.

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On Mat B

Defending champion Helen Maroulis faces world champion Ningning Rong.

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Ravi lead 2-3.

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Ravi Dahiya is in action

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57 kg draw
Tough road to final for Anshu Malik

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Anshu Malik's possible pathway

Rd1: Iryna KURACHKINA (BLR) – No.3 seed
QF: Valeria Koblova - Rio 2016 silver medalist 
SF: Odunayo Adekuoroye (NGR) – 2019 World medalist

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Ravi Dahiya will be in action next on Mat A.

Catch all the LIVE updates from his match.

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Order of Play

Anshu Malik's match will be fifth on mat B.

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Some behind the scene pictures.

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India's Deepak Punia will also be in action today.

Catch all the live updates from 86 kg weight category.

08:01 (IST)4 AUG 2021

As expected, Kawai is dominating the bout with brilliant ground wrestling. If there is anything one can learn from Japan, it is how to dominate the speed and ground wrestling.

The Olympic Champion win 8-2.

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Gold Medal favorite Risako Kawai is in action.

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Good Morning and welcome to Sportskeeda's live blog for 57 kg women's wrestling.

India's Anshu Malik will be in action in a tightly packed group. She faces the 2019 world championship medalist Iryna Kurachkina in the first round. It wont be an easy campaign for the Olympic debutant.

So, sit back and relax. The wrestlers will take to the mat soon.
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