Sarita Mor treats her World No. 1 rating as a supply of motivation to work in direction of touchdown a medal on the 2024 Paris Olympics.
Sarita bagged a bronze medal within the World championships final 12 months, an Asian championship bronze in April and a gold within the just-concluded Bolat Turylkhanov Ranking Series occasion in Almaty to change into the top-ranked wrestler within the ladies’s 59kg class.
“Whether it’s happiness or sadness, I have a balanced approach towards both. Of course, the No.1 ranking provides a bit of motivation,” Sarita instructed The Hindu.
Change in strategy
Sarita, who claimed consecutive Asian championship titles in 2020 and 2021 and surprised defending champion Linda Morais of Canada within the first spherical on her approach to a medal within the World championships in Oslo final 12 months, stated she began getting good outcomes after altering her strategy.
Sarita credited her wrestler husband Rahul Maan for the advance. “For the last five years, Rahul has been working with me to change my game. I am a learner. I am trying to bring that change into my game. I have not reached 100% of what I can do, but I am determined to achieve it.
“Earlier my game was very defensive. Now it has become attacking.”
Rahul stated, “Sarita used to wait for the opponent’s moves to launch her counterattacks. I asked, ‘If the opponent does not initiate an attack, will you not do anything?’”
Ready for the problem
Sarita seems to be ahead to doing nicely in larger occasions, akin to forthcoming World championships, Asian Games and the Olympics. “I know I have to compete in 57kg in the big events. It is going to be tough with a lot of good wrestlers competing in this weight in our country. But I am ready for the challenge.
“This time I will try to get the belt (at the World championships). But the main focus is on winning a medal in the Olympics. Now I am confident that I can get medals in top competitions,” stated Sarita.