Wrestling: Japan and China Completes Women’s Freestyle Team at Asian OQT

Six nations were able to qualify athletes during the second day of the 2021 Asian Wrestling Olympic Qualification Tournament where the female freestyle events were held. The winners and the runners-ups in each of the six Olympic events qualified a quota to the games. The Asian Wrestling Olympic Qualification Tournament is currently being held in Almaty, Kazakhstan from April 9th to April 11th, 2021.

Both Japan and China will be sending a complete women’s team to the Olympics after securing the six quotas here and at the 2019 World Championships. At this event, Japan won the women’s -50kg thanks to the performance of 2018 World Championship gold medalist Yui Susaki. China completed their team thanks to the gold medal performances of Long Jia (-62kg) and Zhou Feng (-68kg).

The country who had the most success on this day was Mongolia as the nation qualified four quotas. They won two events via the performance of Bat-Ochiryn Bolortuyaa (-53kg) and Boldsaikhany Khongorzul (-57kg) and qualified in the -50kg (Tsogt-Ochiryn Namuuntsetseg) and -76kg (Ochirbatyn Burmaa). The -76kg event was won by 2018 Asian Games bronze medalist Aiperi Medet Kyzy of Kyrgyzstan. The second quota for Kyrgyzstan was won in the -68kg by Meerim Zhumanazarova.

Teenagers Anshu Malik and Sonam Malik granted India two quotas with the former qualifying in the -57kg and the latter qualifying in the -62kg. The final quota was won by Kazakhstan’s Tatyana Amanzhol in the -53kg event.

Unqualified nations will have one more opportunity to qualify via the World Qualification Tournament scheduled to take place next month. The Asian Olympic qualifiers concludes tomorrow with quotas to be decided in the men’s freestyle events.

Qualified Nations

Women’s Freestyle -50kg
* Japan
* Mongolia

Women’s Freestyle -53kg
* Kazakhstan
* Mongolia

Women’s Freestyle -57kg
* India
* Mongolia

Women’s Freestyle -62kg
* China
* India

Women’s Freestyle -68kg
* China
* Kyrgyzstan

Women’s Freestyle -76kg
* Kyrgyzstan
* Mongolia

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