Pinki to fight for bronze after losing heart-stopping semifinal

Updated: few hours ago

Oslo (Norway), Oct 4 (PTI) Indian wrestler Pinki nearly pinned her German rival Nina Hemmer before losing the heart-stopping 55kg semifinal 6-8 to miss out on a historic final at the World Championship even as the country's men's freestyle squad drew a blank after Rohit's defeat in the bronze medal play-off here on Monday.

Pinki kept looking for her moves and found one from a right leg-attack, pushing the back of the German on the mat for two points.

In a fast-paced action-packed semifinal, Pinki trailed 0-4 after Hemmer effected a take-down move and followed that up with a quick gut wrench.