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Wrestling World Championship: Vinesh Phogat crashes from title race, Devotes 0-7 to reigning world champion

Last updated on September 17, 2019

Star Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat was on Tuesday pushed from the title race by reigning Winner Mayu Mukaida of Japan in the World Championship here. It was a second successive defeat for Vinesh from the Japanese this year after dropping into the yearlong world winner at the Asian Championship in China.

Mukaida has reached the semifinals and yet another triumph because of her will maintain Vinesh not just in the medal hunt but also for Tokyo Olympics qualification.

The Azerbaijani has also reached the semifinals, maintaining Seema living from the contest.

In non-Olympic classes, Komal Gole was overly defensive contrary to Turkey’s Beste Altug and dropped her 72kg Qualification bout 1-4, while Lalita had been outplayed 3-10 by Mongolia’s Bolortuya Bat Ochir at 55kg.

The two Lalita and Komal are now from the championship because Bolortuya and Altug afterwards lost their various quarterfinals.

Nonetheless, in the much-anticipated clash against world number two Mukaida, Vinesh couldn’t function as usual assaulting self and dropped 0-7.

The very first 60-70 seconds stayed without dents since they measured each other. Vinesh dropped a stage on passivity and from that point on, the Japanese started to dominate.

A fast take-down, followed with an expose and yet another take-down gave the Japanese a dominating 7-0 lead.

Vinesh had to strike but Mukaida’s defence was similar to an immovable stone. The Indian created two double-leg strikes and got hold of Mukaida’s left leg but couldn’t convert those movements into issues.

Against Mattsson, Vinesh followed a plan of remaining apart from the Swede.

Vinesh didn’t let her to come near perform with her hold-game. In virtually no time, she raced into a 4-0 lead and made it a dominating 8-0 with a dual leg strike along with also a takedown from a midsection assault.

A wholesome guide in her pocket, Vinesh only needed to remain calm and save a bit of energy in the next period. She finished the bout with a four-point throw close to the border of the mat.

Vinesh had conquered Sofia, the six-time World Championship trophy winner, en route the Poland Open title-win a month.

Seema is world number three in 50kg however, the experienced Stadnik didn’t allow her dominate. The constant double leg strikes Stadnik consistently had Seema about the run because she dropped points for stepping outside.

Seema could score two things using a take-down near the conclusion of the bout.

With only 40 minutes to go at 1-1, Komal created two double-leg strikes but just to lose things.

In a last desperate effort, she assaulted the perfect leg of the Turk but couldn’t convert it into issues with Beste staying strong in her defense.

India’s effort in the Greco-Roman design folded after Naveen dropped his 130kg repechage around by technical excellence to Estonia’s Heiki Nabi.