New Delhi: India’s Manju Kumari clinched the bronze medal in women’s 59kg category of the Junior World Wrestling Championship in Tampere, Finland here.
Manju registered a 2-0 victory over Ilona Prokopevniuk of Ukraine in her bronze medal play-off bout last night to finish on the podium.
En-route to her third-place finish, Manju had started off her campaign with a dominating 5-1 victory over Bulgaria’s Aleksandrina Nikolaeva Kashinova in the 1/8 stage, before she was outclassed 0-10 by Japan’s Yuzuru Kumano in her quarterfinal round.
However, with the Japanese girl advancing to the final of 59kg, Manju got another life in the form of repechage and she did not waste the opportunity.
In her repechage bout, Manju got the better of Tianna Grace Kennett of Canada 4-0 to storm into the bronze-medal play-offs.