Asian Wrestling Championships: Nisha Dahiya and Priya won a silver and a bronze medal in their respective weight divisions

Earlier, Nisha had pulled off two stunning wins to make it to the Asian Wrestling Championships finals.

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Asian Wrestling Championships: Nisha Dahiya and Priya won a silver and a bronze medal in their respective weight divisions

This is Nisha Dahiya's first major medal at the senior level.

Indian wrestler Nisha Dahiya won the first major medal of her career at the senior level by winning the silver medal in the women's 68kg category at the Asian Wrestling Championships in Astana, Kazakhstan on Tuesday.

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This is Nisha Dahiya's first major medal at the senior level. Image- ESPN

Earlier, Nisha had pulled off two stunning wins to make it to the Asian Wrestling Championships finals. She entered the final after defeating Mongolia's Delgermaa Enkhsaikhan and China's Feng Zhou. However, she was defeated 10-0 by 2022 World Championships silver medalist, Japanese wrestler Ami Ishi in the gold medal bout.

Meanwhile, U-17 world champion and U-20 world silver medalist Priya Malik also won her first major medal on the senior circuit by winning a bronze in the 76kg category. Cadet world champion Priya beat Chinese Taipei's Hui Tsz Chang in the qualification round. But she lost to Kyrgyz Republic's Aiperi Kyzy in the quarter-final. The Indian wrestler won the bronze medal by defeating Japan's Mizuki Nagashima in the repechage match.

On the other hand, the other three Indian wrestlers Neelam (women's 50kg), Sito (55kg), and Sarita Mor (59kg), competing on Tuesday failed to clinch the Asian Wrestling Championships medal. Neelam (50kg) made it to the bronze medal playoff but lost to China's Ziqi Feng. Meanwhile, senior debutants Sito (55kg) and Sarita Mor (59kg) failed to make it to the medal rounds. Sito lost to Kazakhstan's Marina Sedneva in the first round. While Sarita won her opening match 4-1 against Mongolia's Bolortuya Khurelkhuu. After that, she went down against Yui Sakano of Japan and Zhuomalaga of China.

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While the remaining five Indian women wrestlers, U20 world champion Antim Paghal (53kg), Anshu Malik (57kg), Sonam Malik (62kg), Manisha (65kg), and Reetika Hooda (72kg) will be in action on Wednesday. Earlier, India's women wrestlers won five medals – two silvers and three bronzes at last year's Asian Wrestling Championships in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

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