Anita Sheoran

Anita Sheoran (born 24 November 1984) is a female wrestler from India.[7] She has won gold medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games along with winning multiple medals at the Asian Wrestling Championships and the Commonwealth Wrestling Championships.

Anita Sheoran
Personal information
NationalityIndian
Born (1984-11-24) 24 November 1984 (age 35)
Bhiwani district, Haryana
ResidenceHaryana, India
Height161 cm (5 ft 3 in)[1]
Weight63 kg (139 lb)
Sport
CountryIndia
SportFreestyle wrestling
Event(s)63 kg
Coached byZile Singh[2]
Updated on 7 March 2016.

Personal lifeEdit

Anita Sheoran was born to Dilip Singh Sheoran and Santosh Devi in the Dhani Mahu village, which is situated in the Bhiwani district of Haryana.[8][9] She is employed as an inspector in the Haryana Police.[10]

CareerEdit

2005-08Edit

Participating at the 2005 Commonwealth Wrestling Championships in the 67 kg freestyle category, Sheoran won bronze medal.[11]

At the 2008 Asian Wrestling Championships, Sheoran won bronze medal in the 59 kg freestyle event.[12] Later in the year, she participated in the World Wrestling Championships, where she lost to the eventual bronze medalist Agata Pietrzyk in the first round.[13]

2009Edit

At the 2009 National Wrestling Championship in Bhopal, Sheoran, the 2008 National Championships silver medalist in the 59 kg category, participated in the 63 kg freestyle event. Her decision to shift to the higher weight class proved fruitful as she defeated the defending national champion Geetika Jakhar in the final to become the new champion in the women's 63 kg freestyle event.[14] Later in the year, she participated at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championship, where she settled for silver medal after losing to the World Championships medalist Justine Bouchard of Canada.[15]

2010Edit

At the 2010 Commonwealth Games, after the first round bye and a comfortable win against the Scotland's Ashlea McManus, Sheoran, in the final, faced the Canada's Megan Buydens, who had defeated the Nigerian World Championships medalist Ifeoma Iheanacho in the opening round. Sheoran registered a comfortable victory against the Canadian to secure the gold medal in the 67 kg freestyle category.[16]

2011Edit

At the 34th National Games of India, which were held at Ranchi in 2011, Sheoran, representing Haryana, won gold medal by defeating Manipur's N Tombi Devi in the final of the women's 63 kg freestyle event.[17] Later in the year, participating at the 2011 Commonwealth Wrestling Championships in Melbourne, Sheoran settled for silver medal after losing in the final against Canada's Dori Yeats.[18][19]

2012Edit

In her bid to qualify for the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sheoran participated in the Asian Olympic Qualification Tournament under the 63 kg freestyle category. She ended up winning bronze medal but could not secure an Olympic spot as reaching the final was the criteria for that. She defeated Chinese Taipei's Min-wen Hou before being defeated by the Olympic medalist Yelena Shalygina.[20]

2013-15Edit

Participating at the 2013 Commonwealth Wrestling Championships in Johannesburg, Sheoran settled for silver after losing to Nigeria's Ifeoma Iheanacho in the final.[21]

At the 35th National Games of India, which were held at Kerala in 2015, Sheoran, representing Haryana, won gold medal by defeating Uttar Pradesh's Rajni by 4-2 in the final of the women's 63 kg freestyle event.[22][23] In September, she participated in the 2015 World Wrestling Championships in the 63 kg category. She won against Nadiia Mushka by 9-1 in the round one. But lost her next bout against the Colombia's Sandra Roa by 2-5.[24] Later in the year, she became the national champion in the women's 63 kg freestyle category.[25]

2016Edit

At the 2016 Asian Wrestling Championships, Sheoran, after losing to North Korea's Jong Sim Rim in the semifinal, won the bronze medal by defeating Uzbekistan's Nilufar Gadaeva (by fall) in the repechage round.[26]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "PARTICIPANT INFORMATION". Commonwealth Games Federation. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Wrestlers come home to a rousing welcome". The Tribune (Chandigarh). 17 October 2010. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Indian grapplers sweep gold in Commonwealth Championship". Zee News. 2 July 2005. Archived from the original on 27 November 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  4. ^ "Indian women win three gold in Commonwealth Wrestling". Zee News. PTI. 19 December 2009. Archived from the original on 27 November 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  5. ^ "RESULTS - 2011 Championships". Commonwealth Amateur Wrestling Association (CAWA). Archived from the original on 13 March 2016. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  6. ^ "2013 - COMMONWEALTH WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS". Commonwealth Amateur Wrestling Association (CAWA). Archived from the original on 21 March 2016. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  7. ^ "Anita Sheoran". National Games Kerala 2015. Indian Olympic Association. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  8. ^ "'If Anita violates our customs, I can even kill her'". India Today. 23 October 2010. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  9. ^ "The Golden girls of Jatland". The Times of India. 17 October 2010. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  10. ^ "Women wrestlers make India proud in Asian Championships". Hindustan Times. 24 February 2016. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  11. ^ "Rich haul by Indian grapplers". The Hindu. 3 July 2005. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  12. ^ "Asian Championship Female wrestling Seniors 2008-03-18 Jeju Island (KOR)". Institut für Angewandte Trainingswissenschaft (IAT). Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  13. ^ "World Championship Female wrestling Seniors 2008-10-11 Tokyo (JPN)". Institut für Angewandte Trainingswissenschaft (IAT). Retrieved 9 March 2016.
  14. ^ "Future looks bright". Sportstar. 31 October 2009. Archived from the original on 8 March 2016. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  15. ^ "Indian eves have fruitful day at Commonwealth Wrestling". Reddit. 19 December 2009. Retrieved 9 March 2016.
  16. ^ "Alka and Anita give the performance of their life". The Hindu. 9 October 2010. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  17. ^ "Haryana continue to dominate wrestling competition". The Times of India. 24 February 2011. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  18. ^ "Indians shine in Commonwealth Wrestling Championships". The Times of India. 8 August 2011. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  19. ^ "RESULTS - 2011 Championships". Commonwealth Amateur Wrestling Association (CAWA). Archived from the original on 13 March 2016. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  20. ^ "Geeta clinches gold to qualify for Olympics". India Today. 2 April 2012. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  21. ^ "2013 - COMMONWEALTH WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS". Commonwealth Amateur Wrestling Association (CAWA). Archived from the original on 21 March 2016. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  22. ^ "Anita Sheoran". National Games Kerala 2015. Indian Olympic Association. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  23. ^ "35th National Games: Haryana wrestlers win 18 gold; Ghosal, Chinappa squash champs". Zee News. 4 February 2015. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  24. ^ "Indian wrestlers yet gain falter at World Championship". India Today. 11 September 2015. Retrieved 9 March 2016.
  25. ^ "Bajrang Punia, Ritu Phogat bag golds at national wrestling". India Today. 30 December 2015. Retrieved 9 March 2016.
  26. ^ "Grapplers shine in Asian meet". The Tribune (Chandigarh). 21 February 2016. Retrieved 8 March 2016.

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