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World Wrestling C’ships: After Bajrang, Ravi Also Bags Bronze

Latest updates from Day 7 of the World Wrestling Championships in Kazakhstan.

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Wrestling
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Bajrang Punia (left) and Ravi Kumar Dahiya.
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Snapshot
  • Bajrang Punia (65kg) beat Mongolia’s Talga Tumur Ochir to win bronze medal.
  • Ravi Kumar Dahiya bagged a bronze in his maiden World Championships in 57kg.
  • Sushil Kumar (74kg) crashes out after losing his first round bout. No repechage for him.
8:17 PM , 20 Sep

Indian Wrestlers in Action on Day 8

World Wrestling C’ships: After Bajrang, Ravi Also Bags Bronze
(Photo: UWW)
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8:06 PM , 20 Sep

Three Bronze in India's Kitty

World Wrestling C’ships: After Bajrang, Ravi Also Bags Bronze
(Photo: PTI)

After Day 7 started on dismal note, the duo of Bajrang Punia and Ravi Kumar Dahiya made sure India end the day on a high.

The last time India won three medals at the Worlds was in 2013 when Amit Dahiya, Bajrang and Sandeep Tulsi Yadav stood on the podium.

Both Bajrang and Ravi won bronze in the 65kg and 57kg respectively to take India’s tally to three medals in the competition. Bajrang beat Tulga Ochir of Mongolia 8-7 while Ravi got the better off Iran’s Reza Ahmadali Atrinagharchi.

With this win, Bajrang bagged his third World Championship medal - two bronze and a silver. Meanwhile, Ravi won his first-ever medal in his maiden World Championships appearance.

Earlier, veteran Sushil Kumar crashed out of the championship in the very first round. He lost his first-round bout 9-11 against Khadzhimurad Gadzhiyev in the 74kg category.

Apart from Sushil, Karan Mor (70kg), Parveen (92kg) and Sumit Malik (125kg) also bowed out on Day 7.

8:04 PM , 20 Sep
KEY EVENT

57 kg: Ravi Wins Bronze on Debut

World Wrestling C’ships: After Bajrang, Ravi Also Bags Bronze
(Photo: UWW)

India’s Ravi Kumar Dahiya makes it three medals for India at the World Championships.

After Vinesh Phogat and Bajrang Punia, Ravi also won a bronze. What makes Ravi’s Bronze special is that he won it in his maiden championships. The trio have also booked a berth in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Ravi went on the offence to score two points in the last minute to clinch the bout 6-3.

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7:46 PM , 20 Sep

57 kg: Slender Lead For Ravi After Rd 1

Looks like it won’t be high scoring match. Ravi counter attacks to score his first 2 points.

After first three minutes, Ravi 2-0 up against Iran’s Reza Ahmadali Atrinagharchi.


Published: 20 Sep 2019, 9:15 AM IST