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Reshma Mane has also lost her bronze medal bout. She has been defeated by Elis Manolova 4-2 in a close contest.
FW/51kg GOLD: Kseniia NEZGOVOROVA (RUS) df. Xuejiao LIAO (CHN), 6-2— World Wrestling (@wrestling) September 1, 2016
FW/51kg GOLD: Kseniia NEZGOVOROVA (RUS) df. Xuejiao LIAO (CHN), 6-2
FW/44kg GOLD: Miyu NAKAMURA (JPN) df. Svetlana ANKICHEVA (KAZ) by TF, 10-0— World Wrestling (@wrestling) September 1, 2016
FW/44kg GOLD: Miyu NAKAMURA (JPN) df. Svetlana ANKICHEVA (KAZ) by TF, 10-0
This is not good news as far as Indians are concerned but there is another medal hope as Reshma Mane's bout for the bronze medal is yet to take place.
Veronika Gurskaya of Russia has defeated Divya Tomar of India 10-0 to win the Bronze Medal.
We are around 10 minutes away from the start of the event and a lot of youngsters are going to make their country proud today. Let's hope Tomar and Mane get home the hardware for India.
Indian sport is on the rise and we are a power house of talent in wrestling. Sakshi Malik, Vinesh Phogat, Babita Kumari and many others are going to be the future.
These championships are being held in Macon, France, and the final bouts will begin at 18:00 local time. The medal bouts for Women's Freestyle Wrestling - 44kg, 51kg, 59kg and 67kg will be held today. The bouts are set to begin in about half an hour.
Reshma Mane will be participating in the 67 kg freestyle wrestling category and she is going to be up against Elis Manolova from Azerbaijan. Mane, like Divya Tomar, lost in the quarterfinal to the eventual finalist (Koumba Selene Fanta LARROQUE) and managed to defeat Patrycja Sperka (Poland) in the repechage round to qualify for the bronze medal bout.
Let us tell you a little about today's events. Divya Tomar is participating in the bronze medal match in the 44kg Freestyle Wrestling category and will be taking on Veronika Gurskaya from Russia. Tomar defeated Augusta Mariel Eve from Canada in the Round of 16 but lost to Svetlana Ankicheva in the quarter-final. Luckily for Tomar, Ankicheva reached the finals and the Indian got a shot at the bronze medal through repechage. Tomar defeated Szu-Pin Wang in the Repechage round the qualify for the bronze medal bout.
Sakshi Malik became India's first female wrestler to win an Olympic medal when she claimed bronze in Rio de Janeiro. She is an example of the bustling talent pool that India has in wrestling and what we can look forward to in coming days. There is plenty of young talent that just needs tapping.
The 2016 Rio Olympics might be over but there is plenty of sporting action coming up from the Indian perspective and many of our athletes will be participating in tournaments across the globe. India is slowly, but surely, turning into a wrestling powerhouse and things seem to be going in the right direction as far as women are concerned.
Hello everyone and welcome to Sportskeeda's live coverage of the women's bronze medal bouts from the 2016 Junior World Wrestling Championships, which are being held in Macon, France. In a development that is likely to make Indians feel elated, two young wrestlers, Divya Tomar and Reshma Mane, are in with a shout for a bronze medal and will be fighting it out today.