China earned three gold medals in the women's freestyle divisions ©UWW

China dominated the second day of women’s freestyle competition at the Asian Wrestling Championships as they earned three of the five gold medals on offer in Bangkok.

One of the most high-profile bouts of the day at the Bangkok Youth Center saw China’s Sun Yanan meet three-time 48 kilogram world champion Eri Tosaka of Japan in the semi-final stage.

Yanan, herself a world champion in 2013, appeared to have lost the bout in the final seconds of the contest but a successful appeal to the judges saw her claim a 5-4 victory and a place in the final.

The gold medal contest proved a more straightforward affair as she earned victory with technical fall over Kazakhstan’s Irina Borissova after four minutes.

Tosaka bounced back from her semi-final defeat to beat Uzbekistan’s Dauletbike Yakshimurova by a technical fall to win the first bronze.

Vietnam’s Vu Thi Hang overcame South Korea’s Kang Eunju by the same manner to secure the final podium spot.

Shortly after Yanan’s triumph, the Chinese team were celebrate further gold medal success as Pang Oianyu claimed her first international title in the 53kg division.

The 19-year-old defeated Nguyen Thi Lua by a fall, to consign the Vietnamese to a silver medal for the second time in three years.

South Korea’s Oh Hyunyoung and India’s Vinesh Vinesh completed  the podium after victory by fall wins over Thailand’s Orasa Sookdongyor and North Korea’s Pak Yong-Mi respectively. 

Japan have now won two women's freestyle titles in Bangkok
Japan have now won two women's freestyle titles in Bangkok ©UWW

A third Chinese victory came in the 60kg division where Han Yingyan, competing in only her third international event in three years, held off a strong challenge from Japan’s Ayaka Ito to claim a 5-4 win in the final.

Mongolia’s Otgonbat Oyuntuya earned the first bronze medal after just 46 seconds of her bout against Vietnam’s Dao Thi Huong, the judges awarding her a victory by fall.

Kazakhstan's Madina Bakbergenova was made to wait a minute longer to receive the same verdict in her clash against India’s Sakshi Malik.

Malik’s team-mate Prinyanka Prinyanka went closest to claiming gold for India but she was beaten via a last point decision by Mongolia’s Davaasukh Otgontsetseg, after their 55kg contest had ended 2-2.

In the bronze medal ties Vietnam’s Kieu Thi Ly secured a technical fall win over Kyrgyzstan’s Bermet Nurlanbezkyzy and South Korea’s Um Jieun edged a close bout with Japan’s Momoko Kadoya, winning 4-2.

Japan’s Sara Dosho claimed the final title of the day by winning her 69kg final with Kazakhstan’s Elmira Syzdykova by a technical fall.

Mongolia’s Bolortungalag Tsorigt and China’s Wang Jiao claimed bronze medals with fall wins over South Korea’s Park Chaerin and India’s Navjot Kaur respectively.

After three days of competition, China now lay second overall on the medals table with three gold, one behind Iran, who have four.

The Championships are due continue tomorrow and conclude on Sunday (February 21).