Sonam, Nisha suffer first round defeats in Bishkek

While Sonam and Nisha suffered first round defeats, Priya lost her quarterfinal bout at the UWW Ranking Series tournament.

Published : Jun 02, 2023 13:34 IST , Bishkek - 1 MIN READ

File image of Sonam Malik.
File image of Sonam Malik. | Photo Credit: PT

File image of Sonam Malik. | Photo Credit: PT

Young Indian wrestler Sonam Malik, who is returning from an elbow injury, and Nisha Dahiya suffered first round defeats while Priya lost her quarterfinal bout at the UWW Ranking Series tournament, here on Friday.

Sonam, the silver medallist at the 2022 junior world championship, lost 3-5 to China’s Jia Long in the qualification round.

The Asian championship silver medallist Nisha had a disappointing result in the 68kg competition as she lost by technical superiority to Uzbekistan’s Firuza Esenbaeva.

The Uzbeki later lost her quarterfinal to Turkey’s Nesir Bas, thus closing the repechage door on Nisha.

In the 76kg, Priya began with a 6-0 win over Ukraine’s Anastasiia Osniach but lost the quarterfinal 1-10 to China’s Qiandegenchagan.

Both Sonam and Priya can get repechage rounds if the wrestlers they have lost to, reach the final.

Meanwhile, India went unrepresented in the 57kg in which Anshu Malik was supposed to participate.

Sign in to unlock all user benefits
  • Get notified on top games and events
  • Save stories to read later
  • Access to comment on every story
  • Sign up / manage to our newsletters with a single click
  • Get notified by email for early bird access to discounts & offers to our products
Sign in


Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide to our community guidelines for posting your comment