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Asian Wrestling C’ships 2022: Ravi Dahiya clinches gold; Bajrang Punia, Gourav Baliyan accept silver



Ulaanbaatar [Mongolia], April 23 (ANI): Star Indian wrestler Ravi Kumar Dahiya grabbed the gold medal whereas Bajrang Punia and Gourav Baliyan settled for silvers on the Asian Wrestling Championships 2022 in Ulaanbaatar on Saturday.

This is Ravi Kumar Dahiya’s third straight Asian Championships title. Tokyo Olympics silver medallist registered a complete 12-2 technical superiority win in opposition to Rakhat Kalzhan of Kazakhstan within the 57kg males’s freestyle remaining.

Dahiya had begun his title defence with a win over Rikuto Arai of Japan and adopted it up with a semi-final victory over Mongolia’s Zanabazar Zanadanbud.

Tokyo 2020 bronze medallist Bajrang Punia was undone by junior world champion Rahman Mousa Amouzadkhalili of Iran 1-3 within the males’s 65kg freestyle remaining. Amouzadkhalili had come by means of the qualification spherical to defeat the top-seeded Bajrang Punia.

Later, Gourav Baliyan picked silver within the 79kg, dropping to Ali Bakhtiar Savadkouhi of Iran within the remaining.

Gourav was down 0-8 within the remaining however produced a terrific comeback to make it 9-9 proper on the finish of the bout. But an even bigger scoring transfer (four-pointer) from the Iranian meant the Indian grappler needed to make do with the silver medal.

This is Gourav Baliyan’s second silver medal on the Asian Championships after ending runner-up in 2020 as properly.

In the boys’s 70kg freestyle, Naveen pinned Temuulen Enkhtuya of Mongolia so as to add one other bronze to India’s tally.

Satywart Kadian picked the ultimate medal of the day for India, profitable the 97kg males’s freestyle bronze. (ANI)