Yui Susaki, one of Japan’s flag bearers at the opening ceremony, is a two-time world champion. She has an enviable record at the international stage, so far losing just three matches in her senior career, which began in 2017.
At Tokyo 2020, the 22-year-old Yui Susaki made her way into the gold medal bout by winning all three of her matches -- round of 16, quarters and semi-finals -- by technical superiority (win awarded to the wrestler who manages to open a difference of 10 points over the opponent).
Sun Yanan, meanwhile, is a bronze medal winner from Rio 2016 in the 48kg and a three-time world championships medallist. The Chinese wrestler was world champion in 2013 in the 51kg category.
Sun Yanan, 28, is known for her ability to make big comebacks. Even in her semi-final against the reigning world champion, Sarah Ann Hildebrandt of the USA, Sun Yanan affected takedowns in the last minute to seal her place in the final.
India’s Seema Bisla was competing in the category but was ousted in the first round on Friday.
Tokyo Olympics women’s 50kg wrestling medal rounds, schedule and live India start time
August 7, Thursday
The afternoon session starts at 2:45 PM IST
Bronze medal bouts
Mariya Stadnik (AZE) vs Winner of repechage 1
Sarah Ann Hildebrandt (USA) vs Winner of repechage 2
Gold medal final bout
Yui Susaki vs Sun Yanan
Where to watch Yui Susaki vs Sun Yanan Tokyo Olympics wrestling final live in India?
Watch Yui Susaki vs Sun Yanan women’s 50kg wrestling final at the Tokyo Olympics live on Sony TEN 2, Sony TEN 2 HD, Sony SIX and Sony SIX HD TV channels in India.
Sony TEN 3, Sony TEN 3 HD, Sony TEN 4 and Sony TEN 4 HD will broadcast Tokyo 2020 in regional languages.
Live streaming of the Tokyo Olympics wrestling event will be available on Sony LIV. Fans can follow live updates from Tokyo 2020 on Olympics.com.