Indian wrestlers won four medals at the ongoing World Junior Wrestling Championship in Ufa, Russia on Wednesday. Ravinder got silver in the men’s freestyle 61kg category. Moreover, Yash, Pruthviraj Patil and Anirudh Kumar bags bronze in the 74kg, 92kg and 125kg categories, respectively. You can also get tickets for Wrestling if you are interested in watching a tournament.
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Up against a strong Rahman Mousa Amouzadkhalili, who had won the Yasar Dogu senior event in June this year. Ravinder could not make his moves as he was largely left to defend in the 61kg title clash in World Junior Wrestling Championship. The Iranian kept Ravinder tangled in head and body locks to win comfortably 9-3. In 74kg play-off, Yash first scored a confident 9-2 win over Armen Musikyan from Armenia and then pulled off a 12-6 win over Kyrgyzstan’s Stambul Zhanybek Uulu after trailing 2-5.
Yash changed the bout in the last 90 seconds with his timely quick moves. Stambul perhaps got overconfident after taking lead and Yash was quick to take advantage. However, after his rival dropped his guard a bit. Patil took bronze in 92kg after edging past Russia’s Ivan Kirillov 2-1 in the play-off. Patil was trailing on criteria after both wrestlers scored points on each others passivity. But the Russian was imposes a point penalty for foul play, and that proved decisive. Anirudh (125kg) also added a bronze to India’s tally with an impressive 7-2 win over Aydin Ahmadov from Azebaijan.
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Indian Men’s Freestyle campaign finishes with 6 medals at World Junior Wrestling Championships, Ufa 2021.. 61kg Ravinder silver, 74kg Yash, 79kg Gourav Baliyan, 92kg Pruthviraj Patil, 97kg Deepak & 125kg Anirudh Kumar Bronze.
Earlier, Gourav Baliyan (79kg) and Deepak (97kg) had secured bronze in the men’s events.In the women’s event. Which will be held on Thursday, Bipasha reached the 76kg final as Simran (50kg), Sito (55kg), Kusum (59kg) and Arju (68kg) will also be in action in their respective bronze medal bouts. Bipasha was slow off the blocks but got better with each match. She managed a 6-3 win over Kazakhstan’s Dilnaz Mulkinova and then comfortably beat Mongolia’s Odbag Ulziibat 9-4.