Asian Video games: Sunil Kumar To Struggle For Bronze, Different Greco Roman Wrestlers Bow Out


Asian Video games: Sunil Kumar saved India in hunt for its first Greco Roman medal in 13 years.© PTI

Sunil Kumar saved India in hunt for its first Greco Roman medal in 13 years on the Asian Video games by reaching the 87kg bronze play-off whilst three of his compatriots exited the match on Wednesday. Sunil started with a detailed 4-3 win over China’s Fei Ping and adopted that up with a technical superiority victory over Tajikistan’s Sukhrob Abdulkhaev, successful the quarterfinal within the first interval itself. The 2020 Asian champion then ran into formidable reigning Asian champion Naser Alizadeh from Iran and misplaced 1-4 to exit of the gold medal race.

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The Indian will now combat it out with Kyrgyzstan’s Atabek Azisbekov to win the nation’s first Greco Roman medal since 2010.

India had received two medals on this fashion within the Guangzhou version with Ravinder Singh (60kg) and Sunil Kumar Rana (66kg) successful a bronze every.

The opposite Indians in competition — Gyanender (60kg), Neeraj (67kg) and Vikas (77kg) — couldn’t even win a single spherical.

Gyanender misplaced his opening bout 1-7 to Iran’s Meysam Dalkhani whereas Neeraj misplaced 3-5 to Uzbekistan’s Makhmud Bakhshilloev.

Vikas misplaced his bout by technical superiority to China’s Rui Liu.

On Thursday, the 2 remaining Indian Greco Roman wrestlers — Narinder Cheema (97kg) and Naveen (130kg) — will current their problem.

The ladies’s competitors may even start on Thursday and quick rising Antim Panghal (53kg) will likely be in motion together with the gifted Pooja Gehlot (50kg) and Mansi Ahlawat (57kg).

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