Rio Olympics bronze medallist woman wrestler Sakshi Malik (60kg) assured herself of a silver medal after reaching the finals at the Asian Wrestling Championship here today.

The 24-year-old from Haryana defeated Ayaulym Kassymova of Kazakhstan to enter the finals. She had advanced to the semi-final after beating Uzbek grappler Nabira Esenbaeva 6-2 in the quarterfinal bout.

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Sakshi will face Olympic gold medallist Japan's Risako Kawai in the finals.

Wrestler Vinesh Phogat also entered the final of the 55 kg category after beating China’s Zhang Qi 0-4 in the semi-final.

In the 69 kg category, India's Diya Kakran stormed into the final after beating Korea's Hyeonyeong Park 12-4 in the semi-final.

Vinesh will fight Japan's Sae Nanjo for gold, while Divya will face Japan’s Sara Dosho.

Ritu Phogat who lost in the semi-final of the 48 kg category will be in action in the bronze medal fight against China's Yanan Sun later in the day. 

(With PTI inputs)

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