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Indian wrestlers Anshu, Antim win silver at Budapest Ranking Series 2024

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Indian wrestlers Anshu Malik and Antim Panghal won silver in the women’s 53kg and 57kg categories, respectively in the second Ranking Series in Budapest on Friday.

Both grapplers will be a part of the Indian contingent for the Paris 2024 Olympics.

While Anshu lost 1-12 to Hong Kexin of China, Antim faced a 0-4 defeat against Swede Jonna Malmgren.

A World championships bronze medallist, Antim beat Uzbekistan’s Sakbjamal Esbosynova 10-0 and Poland’s Katarzyna Krawczyk, a 2021 Worlds bronze medallist, 3-1 to enter the final.

Anshu, a 2021 Worlds silver medallist, defeated Moldova’s Worlds silver medallist Anastasia Nichita 6-5 and 59kg World and Asian champion Qi Zhang of China 2-1 to set a final date.

Vinesh Phogat got past Colombia’s Alisson Cardozo Rey 10-0 in the women’s 50kg category before losing 5-0 to China’s Asian Games bronze medallist Jiang Zhu. Zhu’s exit in the next round ended the scope of Vinesh’s second shot at a medal.

Earlier, Olympic qualified wrestler Aman Sehrawat (freestyle 57kg) took the silver medal.

Sehrawat, who beat Georgia’s Roberti Dingashvili 11-1 and individual neutral athlete Aryan Tsiutryn 14-4 to reach the final, lost to Japan’s World championships silver medallist Rei Higuchi 11-1 in the title clash.

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