New Delhi: Indian wrestler Nirmala Devi settled for a silver medal after going down narrowly to Japan’s Miho Igarashi in the 50kg final of the Asian Championships here Thursday.
Nirmala, a 2010 Commonwealth Games silver medallist, lost 2-3 to Igarashi in the summit clash.
The Haryana wrestler had defeated Mongolia’s Munkhnar Byambasuren 6-4 and Uzbeskitan’s Dauletbike Yakhshimuratova by technical superiority in the earlier rounds.
Earlier, Divya Kakran became only the second Indian woman to win a gold medal at the Asian Wrestling Championships after a dominant show in which she won all her bouts by fall, including against junior world champion Naruha Matsuyuki.
Navjot Kaur had become the first Indian woman to win a gold medal at the Asian Championships when she triumphed in 2018 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan in 65kg.