Asian Wrestling C’ships: India win 3 bronze medals

Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia), April 19 : Indian Greco-Roman wrestlers S l Kumar, Arjun Halakurki and Neeraj bagged bronze medals on the opening day of the Asian Wrestling Championships 2022 on Tuesday. Former Asian champion S l defeated local wrestler Batbayar Lutbayar 9-1 in the 87kg category. In the 55kg category, Arjun beat Mongolia’s Davaabandi Munkh Erdene 10-7, and Neeraj defeated Islomjon Bakhramov from Uzbekistan 7-4 in the 63kg category. Meanwhile, two Greco-Roman wrestlers – Sajan (77kg) and Prem (130kg) – couldn’t get their hands on medals. Sajan went down against Kodai Sakuraba of Japan 1-11 in the bronze medal match, while Prem lost to Iran’s Amir Mohammadali Ghasemimonjazi 5-0 in the qualification. The remaining five Greco-Roman wrestlers Gyanender (60kg), Sachin Sehrawat (67kg), Vikas (72kg), Harpreet Singh (82kg) and Ravi (97kg) will compete on Wednesday. Ravi Kumar Dahiya and Bajrang P a will be in action on Saturday in the men’s freestyle weight divisions.

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