India win silver, bronze in Kurash


Gold medallist Uzbekistan’s Gulnor Sulaymanova (2L), silver medallist India’s Pincky Balhara (L) and bronze medallists Uzbekistan’s Oysuluv Abdumajidova (2R) and India’s Malaprabha Yallapa Jadhav.

JAKARTA, August 28: India on Tuesday bagged two medals in Kurash, a form of wrestling indigenous to central Asia, with Pincky Balhara and Malaprabha Yallappa Jadhav winning silver and bronze respectively in the women’s -52kg category at the ongoing Asian Games.
The 19-yeard-old Pincky lost 0-10 to favourite Gulnor Sulaymanova of Uzbekistan in the gold medal clash to settle for the silver.
Pincky earlier defeated Tsou Chiawen of Taipei 5-0 in Round of 16 before getting the better of Susanti Terry Kusumawardani of Sri Lanka 3-0 in the quarterfinals. She beat Abdumajidova Oysuluv of Uzbekistan 1-0 in the last four stage.
Earlier in the day, Yallappa lost to Sulaymanova 0-10 in the semifinal to claim the bronze as both the semifinalists are assured of medals.
Kurash is a form of folk wrestling in which the competitors use towels to hold their opponents with an aim to throw them off the feet.
It is making its debut at the Asian Games. (PTI)