Ravi Malik stays the one saving grace for the Indian Greco Roman contingent on the Junior Wrestling World Championships as he reached the 82kg bronze medal play-off in Ufa, Russia.
Malik started on Saturday with a 6-0 win over Estonia’s Robin Uspenski and adopted that up with a 18-9 victory over Kyrgyzstan’s Zhenish Humnabekov, who bought three cautions within the quarterfinal bout. Malik although couldn’t do a lot in opposition to Armenia’s Karen Khachatryan within the semifinal, which he misplaced by technical superiority. As soon as Malik was placed on the ‘par terre’, Khachatryan pulled off consecutive intestine wrench strikes to complete the bout.
Different Greco Roman wrestlers from the nation struggled, with a majority failing to get previous the spherical of 16.
Narinder Cheema (97kg) was solely the second Indian wrestler who managed to win two bouts and he bought the reward by getting again into the competitors by the repechage spherical.
Cheema edged out Germany’s Anton Erich Vieweg 6-6 after which beat Uzbekistan’s Abrorbek Nurmukhammedov 11-6. He misplaced his quarterfinal by fall to Pavel Hlinchuk however for the reason that Belarusian made the ultimate, Cheema bought one other probability.
Vikas (72kg) and Deepak (77kg) managed first spherical wins earlier than shedding. Anup (55kg), Vikas (60kg), Anil (63kg), Deepak (67kg), Sonu (87kg) and Parvesh (130kg) all exited after shedding their respective first spherical bouts.
The competitors involves an in depth on Sunday. India’s junior wrestlers have had a memorable marketing campaign thus far profitable 11 medals (4 silver, 7 bronze) throughout males’s freestyle and ladies’s wrestling classes.
(With PTI inputs)