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Budapest Ranking Series: Antim Panghal, Anshu win silver, Vinesh exits

Anshu Malik and Antim Panghal added to the Indian medal count with silver medals at the Budapest Ranking Series.

Budapest Ranking Series: Antim Panghal, Anshu win silver, Vinesh exits
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Anshu Malik (57kg) and Antim Panghal (53kg) won silver medals at the Budapest Ranking Series.

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The Bridge Desk

Updated: 8 Jun 2024 10:59 AM GMT

Wrestlers Antim Panghal and Anshu Malik won silver medals at the Budapest Ranking Series in Hungary. Vinesh Phogat, however, exited on Friday.

Playing in the 53kg category, Antim lost 0-3 to Emma Malmgren of Sweden in the final while Anshu lost 1-12 to Kexin Hong of China in the 57kg final.

Earlier in the day, Vinesh lost in the quarter-final 0-5 to Jiang Zhu of China. In the first round, she defeated Alisson Cardozo Rey of Colombia 10-0.

Before losing in the final, Antim started well in the quarterfinal and defeated Sakibjamal Esbosynova of Uzbekistan 10-0 to register an easy win. She defeated Katarzyna Krawczyk of Poland 3-1 in a low-scoring affair.

In the 57kg, Paris-bound Anshu Malik started the quarterfinal with a very close 6-5 win after taking down Anastasia Nichita of Moldova in the last few seconds.

She showed excellent resilience against Qi Zhang of China to register another close win of 2-1 and moved to the final.

India has won three silver medals at the tournament with Aman Sehrawat winning the first one yesterday in men's freestyle 57kg. Aman lost to Rei Higuchi of Japan in the final.

All Olympic-bound Indian wrestlers have participated in the Budapest Ranking series barring Nisha Dahiya who withdrew from the 68kg category. India's final bet, Reetika will be in action on Saturday in the 76kg category.

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