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Memorable Asian Games debut of Kurash for Indians: Pincky Balhara and Malaprabha Yallappa win silver and bronze

India today bagged two medals in Kurash, a form of wrestling indigenous to central Asia, that made its debut at the Asian Games. Pincky Balhara and Malaprabha Yallappa Jadhav won silver and bronze respectively in the Women’s 52kg category at this edition of the Asian Games.

19-year old Pincky Balhara lost 0-10 to favourite Gulnor Sulaymanova of Uzbekistan in the gold medal clash to settle for the silver. Yallappa lost to Sulaymanova 0-10 in the semifinal to claim the bronze as both the semifinalists are assured of medals.

Kurash is a form of folk wrestling in which the competitors use towels to hold their opponents with an aim to throw them off the feet.

 

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