World Wrestling C’ships: After Bajrang, Ravi Also Bags Bronze
Latest updates from Day 7 of the World Wrestling Championships in Kazakhstan.
- 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.
Three Bronze in India's Kitty
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.
57 kg: Ravi Wins Bronze on Debut
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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08:04 PM, 20 Sep57 kg: Ravi Wins Bronze on Debut
07:02 PM, 20 Sep65 kg: Bronze For Bajrang Punia
02:57 PM, 20 SepParveen Bows Out, Too
02:48 PM, 20 SepSushil Kumar Knocked Out
01:08 PM, 20 SepSumit Malik Knocked Out
12:07 PM, 20 SepHandsome Win for Parveen
11:44 AM, 20 SepSushil Kumar Loses in Qualification
11:16 AM, 20 SepKaran Fails to go Past Qualification