Sakshi Malik, Vinesh Phogat and Divya Kakran win silver medals at Asian Wrestling Championships - As it happened

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedMay 12, 2017 20:26 IST

Silver medals for Vinesh, Sakshi and Divya in the end as Japan wins 5 golds in a row.


20:26 (IST)12 MAY 2017

That's all for today from us! No gold, but a good day for India all-in-all. Thank you for tuning in!

20:25 (IST)12 MAY 2017

Japan's fifth gold medal in a row and India's third silver in a row. Both trails speak a lot!

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Divya looked exhausted in the end, but nevertheless, she gave it her all.

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ALL OVER! ANOTHER SILVER FOR INDIA! Dosho completes a win by pinfall. 

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6-0 now! The Japanese completes another takedown at the four-minute mark.

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First round ends at 4-0, with Divya trailing. She has done well against a hugely experienced opponent.

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A strong attack by the Japanese on Divya's left leg enables her to double the lead to 4-0!

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Fast start by the young Indian, but the Japanese Dosho reverses comfortably to complete a takedown. 2-0!

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Divya steps on to the mat! Gold medal on the line!

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A walk in the park for South Korea's Park. Wins the second bronze on offer with a win by fall.

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Chen-Chi Huang (TPE) and Hyeonyeong Park (KOR) face off in the second match for the bronze in the 69kg category.

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The Chinese fights back in the second round and wins by pinfall halfway through the second round. A bronze for China!

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Elmira Syzdykova (KAZ) leads Feng Zhou (CHN) 2-1 at the break. Winner takes the bronze medal.

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Vinesh: Not disappointed at losing gold. Satisfied with the second place finish.

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Next up is the 69kg category and we have India's Divya Kakran up against another Japanese opponent in the form of Sara Dosho.

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For the third time in a row, the Japanese anthem plays at the KD Jadhav Indoor Hall.

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Medal ceremonies are in order now. Vinesh looks disappointed standing on the podium.

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Another silver for India and the third gold medal for Japan in a row.

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2:44 on the board as the wrestlers head off the mat.

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All over in just the first round as Sakshi loses by technical fall.

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4-0 becomes 6-0, which becomes 10-0 very quickly.

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KAWAI STRIKES! 4-0! In a single move, the Japanese throws Sakshi on her back from a vicious attack from the front.

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Both wrestlers not giving the other any room to maneuver. 

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No points after the first minute. A very tight start.

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She is also facing the defending Olympic champion in the form of Japanese Risako Kawai.

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Kassymova wins 13-3 by technical fall. Now for the big one! Sakshi Malik's gold medal match!

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First round ends 3-0 in favour of Kassymova.

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Both these grapplers lost to Sakshi Malik in the previous rounds, whose gold medal match will come after this.

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Nabira Esenbaeva (UZB) faces off against Ayaulym Kassymova (KAZ) in the second bronze medal match.

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A truly fascinating match comes to an end. A herculean effort by the Mongolian but in vain. The Chinese wins 15-12 and clinches the bronze medal.

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The Chinese is up 8-6 after first round in this bronze medal match.

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The 60kg category matches have begun! Zhangting Zhou of China and Shoovdor Baatarjav of Mongolia are locked in a fascinating battle.

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The Japanese was too strong but Vinesh showed signs of life in the second round. All in all, a good show by Vinesh, especially given that she is still recovering from the horrific injury.

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SILVER FOR VINESH! The match ends 8-4 and Vinesh will have to make do with a silver medal.

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DRAMA! Vinesh wins two points but Nanjo strikes back quickly with a couple of her own in the last 10 seconds.

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Vinesh is forced into an attack and the Japanese pounces. She is keeping the Indian at bay very well.

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Vinesh is behind 2-6 with 60 seconds left.

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Vinesh survives from a difficult position as the Japanese had caught her in an awkward position with a right leg attack.

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Two minutes to go and Nanjo is now looking to defend.

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6-2 in favour of the Japanese!

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Vinesh starts the second round well, reverses a right thigh hold. Is the match still alive?

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As the second round begins, Vinesh looks in serious trouble.

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Nanjo reverses well to get a hold of Vinesh's left ankle. With the last move of the round, she manages to complete a takedown and take the score to 6-0!

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Almost two minutes in and it's been one-way traffic for Nanjo. She leads Vinesh 4-0!

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Vinesh defends well under extreme pressure to escape from a dangerous position. She is really fighting for her life here.

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4-0! The Japanese doubles her lead after the referral.

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Doesn't look good for Vinesh.

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Once again, the referees are in consultation. Might see a change on the scoreboard.

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Vinesh in early trouble, concedes two points to the Japanese, who wraps the Indian up in a vicious lock.
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