Anshu Malik rejoiced after being named to India’s team for her first Commonwealth Games, which will commence July 28 in Birmingham, during the 57kg trials in Lucknow. Check out complete details about it below.
She leaned on the steps of the Sports Council of India’s freshly built wrestling hall and hides her face with her hands.
“This is what I’ve been seeking for ever since my Olympic defeat in Tokyo.” It will be another step forward in my career. “I want to make the most of this opportunity to make the country proud in the Commonwealth Games,” Anshu remarked.
Anshu is the very first Indian wrestler to achieve a silver medal at the women’s world championship in 2021, thought her training were on track. Even her defeat in the final came after an outstanding display of guts and fortitude. Despite an ankle ailment in the quarter-finals and a previous elbow injury, she gave it her all before losing to two-time Olympic medalist Helen Maroulis of the United States in the final.
Anshu added, “My defeat in the repechage round in Tokyo taught me a lot.” Since then, I’ve been honing all areas of my skill. “Training is going well, and I am on track to succeed in the CWG,”
Anshu has progressed from a potential juvenile to one of the greatest names in Indian women’s wrestling, has won many gold in the Asian Championship. She now hopes to alter the colour of her medal in the next World Championships in Belgrade in September.
“One should constantly work hard to advance, and I am thinking along the same lines.”
“The Asian Games postponement is a little upsetting because I was fully prepared for the event,” she remarked.
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