Divya and Manju bagged 3rd position at Asian Wrestling ChampionshipsApril 26, 2019
At the Asian Wrestling Championships Divya Kakran and Manju Kumari grabbed a bronze medal each. This is Kakran’s first competition since coming back from an ankle injury. Kakran in a 68kg category Asian Games bronze medalist, a bronze medalist at the Commonwealth Games last year, lived up to expectations as she delivered a bronze by pinning Battsetseg Soronzonbold of Mongolia.
Manju in 59kg category was too powerful for Vietnam’s Thi Huong Dao whom she beat 11-2 in the bronze medal play-off. Manju had earlier tasted a 6-15 defeat at the hands of Battsetseg Altantsetseg of Mongolia 6-15 in the semi-finals and got a chance to play the bronze medal contest. In the quarter-finals, she had emerged a 5-3 winner over Kazakhstan’s Madina Bakbergenova 5-3.