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Wrestling: Antim, Anshu win silver in Budapest Ranking Series

On Friday, Antim Panghal became victorious in the 53kg division of the Budapest Ranking Series. She advanced to the championship match, but Emma Jonna Denise Malmcgren of Sweden proved to be too formidable, as she lost 0–4 on points.

In the 57 kg, Anshu Malik also made it to the final but was defeated by Hong Kexin of China on points 1–12.

Antim had defeated her opponents earlier on the mat by being unbeatable. To get to the final, she first defeated Katarzyna Krawczyk of Poland 3-1 on points after defeating Sakibjamal Esbosynova of Uzbekistan 10-0.

Anshu, meanwhile, advanced to the gold medal match by defeating Anastasia Nichita 6-5 on points in the quarterfinals and China’s Qi Zhang 2-1 on points in the semifinals.

Norway Chess: Carlsen, Wenjun win titles; Pragg finishes third

R Praggnanandhaa of India drew with Hikaru Nakamura in the tournament’s last round before defeating him in Armageddon, but it was not enough to win the title. After defeating Fabiano Caruana in armageddon, Magnus Carlsen won his sixth Norway Chess title, and he ended third in the standings with 14.5 points. Nakamura came in second with 15.5 points, while Carlsen concluded the competition with 17.5 points.

The women’s world champion Je Wenjun defeated Lei Tingjie in the classical match to claim the championship in the women’s division. While Koneru Humpy ended fifth in the competition after losing to second-placed Anna Muzychuk in the armageddon, India’s R Vaishali finished fourth after losing her final round match against Pia Cramling.

What’s on today?

Hockey: In the FIH Pro League, the Indian men’s and women’s teams take on Germany (men’s match at 9:45pm IST, women’s match at 2:30pm IST).

What happened yesterday?

Badminton: Anders Antonsen of Denmark defeated Lakshya Sen in straight games in the Indonesia Open quarterfinal.

Shooting: At the Munich World Cup, Sift Kaur Samra placed third in the 50-meter Rifle 3 Position final. Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar placed eighth among men.

Wrestling: At the Budapest ranking series, Aman Sehrawat took home the silver medal in the men’s 57kg division. Vinesh Phogat was eliminated in the quarterfinals, while Antim Panghal and Anshu Malik advanced to their respective finals.

Chess: R Praggnanandhaa’s hopes of winning the Norway Open were dashed when he fell to Fabiano Caruana.

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