Anshu had become the first woman wrestler from the country to storm into a Worlds final. Before her, only five Indian women wrestlers had won a bronze medal each in Worlds.
All those hard yards put in by Anshu eventually bore fruit on Wednesday when she created history by becoming the first Indian woman wrestler to enter the Worlds final in Oslo.
The Worlds will be the first major international event for the wrestlers after the Tokyo Olympics.
WFI President Brijbhushan Sharan Singh admitted that the Indian team needs to have two psychologists travelling with them all the time.
When Vinesh was asked about her experience in Tokyo where she made a shock quarterfinal exit, she said she "learnt a lot".
Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat makes shock exit from Tokyo Olympics, Anshu Malik too loses repechage bout
Vinesh Phogat needed Vanesa to beat Qinyu Pang to rejoin the 53kg competition through the repechage round and push for a bronze.
Dahiya, the reigning Asian champion, nailed the win with one minute and 10 seconds still remaining in the bout, which was stopped after he raced to a winning 13-2 lead.
In the men's freestyle 86kg, Deepak Punia is pitted against Nigeria's Ekerekeme Agiomor, the African championship bronze medallist.
Indian women wrestlers Seema Bisla (50kg), Anshu Malik (57kg) and Sonam Malik (62kg) left for Tokyo along with two coaches and a physiotherapist on Monday evening.
Indian wrestling trio to leave Russia for Tokyo Games on July 29; Weightlifter Mirabai reaches Tokyo
Indian wrestlers Bajrang Punia (65 kg), Ravi Dahiya (57kg) and Deepak Punia (86kg) — training in Russia will fly out for Tokyo on July 29 and reach there next day.
The camp, which will also see the participation of other qualified wrestlers - Seema Bisla (50kg) and Sonam Malik (62kg) - apart from a few sparring partners, will be held at SAI centre in Sonepat.
Olympic-bound woman wrestler Anshu Malik (57kg) and support staff will now head directly to Estonia from Poland for a camp ahead of the Tokyo Olympics.
Asian Wrestling Championship: Maiden gold medals for seasoned Vinesh Phogat and teen sensation Anshu Malik
Vinesh has notched up seven podium finishes at the Asian meet over the years, including three silver medals before this edition.
Vinesh Phogat has had seven podium finishes at the Asian meet over the years, including three silver medals.
The women wrestlers reached the venue only hours before the qualification round because of unavailability of tickets.