Deepak Punia Outplayed By idol Hasan Yazdani In Asian Video games, Indian Wrestlers Return With Six Medals

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Hasan Yazdani expectedly proved too good for Deepak Punia, who settled for a silver after dropping by technical superiority to the Iranian legend within the males’s 86kg class as India’s wrestling marketing campaign concluded on the Asian Video games in Hangzhou on Saturday with six medals however with out a gold. It was the second time that Deepak discovered himself up towards his childhood idol Yazdani, the two-time Olympic medallist and eight-time World Championship medallist. Within the 2019 World Championships in Nur Sultan, Deepak had reached the ultimate on debut however didn’t wrestle towards the Iranian because of a foot harm and conceded the bout, settling for a silver. (Asian Video games 2023 Medals Tally | Asian Video games 2023 Full Schedule)

The 24-year-old Deepak, referred to as ‘Ketli Pehalwan’, was maybe overwhelmed as he couldn’t discover a single scoring transfer towards Yazdani, who had roughly settled the ultimate by taking a commanding 8-0 lead within the first interval.

Yazdani completed the bout early within the second interval to defend his title.

In the meantime, Yash Tunir (74kg), Vicky (97kg) and Sumit Malik (125kg) crashed out of the Video games with out reaching the medal spherical.

Total, India received six medals and the embarrassing defeat of Bajrang Punia on Friday was the largest disappointment.

Sunil Kumar (87kg), Antim Panghal (53kg), Sonam Malik (62kg), Aman Sehrawat (57kg) and Kiran Bishnoi (76kg) have been the opposite medal winners for India.

Within the 2018 version, India had received three medals, together with two gold by way of Bajrang and Vinesh Phogat.

Within the males’s 86kg class, Deepak was edgy in his shut 3-2 win over Bahrain’s Magomed Sharipov in his qualification spherical however saved getting higher along with his bouts.

He, expectedly, dominated Indonesia’s Randa Riandesta, profitable by technical superiority, and outgunned Japan’s Shirai Shota 7-3 within the quarterfinals.

Within the last-four stage, he was up towards a troublesome rival in Uzbekistan’s Javrail Shapiev however prevailed 4-3.

Yash misplaced by technical superiority to Magomet Evloev from Tajikistan after beating Cambodia’s Chheang Chhoeun in his pre-quarterfinal.

Vicky made an exit following his defeat to Kazakhstan’s Alisher Yergali whereas Sumit Malik was ousted when he misplaced by technical superiority to Kyrgyzstan’s Aiaal Lazarev.

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