Youth Olympics: Wrestler Simran wins silver in women’s freestyle 43kg category

In the Youth Olympics, Indian wrestler Simran settled for a silver in women’s freestyle 43 kg category competition after she lost to Emily Shilson of United States in the final bout in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Simran, who had won a 40kg class bronze in the 2017 Cadet World Championships, lost 6-11 as the American registered a ‘victory by points’ to clinch the gold last night. Shilson is the gold medallist in 43kilo gram in the 2018 Cadet World Championships.

This is India’s fifth silver along with three gold in the ongoing Youth Olympics.

Meanwhile, Indian men’s and women’s teams have advanced to the final of hockey 5s competition. India defeated hosts Argentina 3-1 in the men’s semifinal match yesterday while the women’s team beat China 3-0.

The Indian men will now face Malaysia in the summit clash while their women counterparts will take on hosts Argentina in the final.

This is the first time India is taking part in a hockey competition in the Youth Olympics. The country did not feature in the earlier two editions.

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