Jyoti enters semifinals of Under-23 World Wrestling Championship

Jyoti is aiming to be the second Indian to reach the final, following men’s freestyle expert Ravinder who will compete in the summit showdown of 61kg.

Standing between Jyoti and a berth in the final is Japan’s Kika Kagata.   -  SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

India’s Jyoti stormed into the semifinals of the U-23 World Wrestling Championship here on Wednesday with a 12-1 win over Moldova’s Maria Leorda in the women’s 50kg bout.

The youngster made it to the quarters with a 6-1 win over Belarus’ Tatsiana Yafremenka.

Standing between Jyoti and a berth in the final is Japan’s Kika Kagata. Jyoti is aiming to be the second Indian to reach the final of this prestigious competition this year, following men’s freestyle expert Ravinder who will compete in the summit showdown of 61kg.

While Jyoti dazzled on the mat, the rest of the women failed to emulate her. In 55kg, Rani Rana was blanked 0-6 by USA’s Dominique Olivia Parrish in the qualifiers while Suman put up a better effort in her qualifying bout against China’s Yingying Wang, only to go down 4-6.

In 59kg, Pooja Yadav’s campaign was cut short by top seed Tiana Grace Kennett, who dealt her a 6-2 blow.

The seven-day UWW U-23 World Championships 2019 is being streamed live on www.wrestlingtv.in.