November 30, 2022

National Games 2022: Wrestler Divya Kakran, representing UP, wins gold in different weight category | More sports News


GANDHINAGAR: Wrestler Divya Kakran received the gold medal on the National Games in girls’s freestyle 76kg category on Friday. And, for as soon as, she didn’t release a tirade in opposition to Delhi leader minister Arvind Kejriwal over his executive’s refusal to honour her with money praise. Reason: The Birmingham CWG bronze medallist in the
girls’s 68kg category represented Uttar Pradesh as her house state on the Games.
However, Kakran has claimed on a number of events that she has been practicing the game of wrestling for the ultimate 22 years in Delhi’s Gokulpuri house in East district and has represented the state from 2011 to 2017.
This time, the two-time Asian Championships gold medallist would be at liberty to obtain a cheque of Rs 6 lakh from the UP executive for her most sensible of the rostrum end on the Games. The UP executive has a coverage of rewarding the gold, silver and bronze medallists with a money prize of Rs 6 lakh, Rs 4 lakh and Rs 2 lakh, respectively.

At the Games, at the opening day of the wrestling competitions right here, Divya was once satisfied speaking about her efficiency and the alternate of her weight magnificence from the unique 68kg to the newly-adopted 76kg. In the overall, she defeated Himachal Pradesh’s Rani ‘by fall’.
“This is the first time I have competed in the 76kg class and, moving forward, I will be participating in this weight category. After the Birmingham CWG, I had put on some weight, and it was difficult to cut down. The training wasn’t good after the break. I thought rather than cutting down on weight, it would be ideal to adapt to 76kg. So, I’ll continue to compete in this weight division,” mentioned Kakran, who had received the bronze on the Kerala National Games in 2015.