Asian Wrestling Championships: India fails to open medal account as disappointing show by Indian Greco Roman Wrestlers continue on Day 2

By   - 14/04/2021

Asian Wrestling Championships – Day 2Indian grappler Ashu lost his bronze medal play-off bout to Iran’s Hossein Nasrollah Assadi Kolmati in the 67kg greco-roman category of the Asian Wrestling Championship here on Wednesday. For the Iranian, the bout ended in a 9-0 victory by technical superiority. In the last edition in 2020, Ashu had settled for the bronze medal defeating the same wrestler.

Asian Wrestling Championships: India fails to open medal account as disappointing show by Indian Greco Roman Wrestlers continue on Day 2

The result meant none of the Indian wrestlers could clear the bronze medal play-offs stage in the ongoing championship. On Tuesday, Gurpreet Singh and Sandeep also lost their bronze medal bouts as Indian wrestlers drew a blank on the opening day of the tournament.

In 77kg, Gurpreet lost his bronze play-off 0-5 to Kyrgyzstan’s Kairatbek Tugolbaev. He earlier lost a hard-fought semifinal (7-7) on criteria to Iran’s Pejman Poshtam. Sandeep suffered defeat in the 50kg bronze medal fight 5-11 to Nurmukhammet Abdullaev of Kyrgyzstan after losing the semifinal by technical superiority to Japan’s Yu Shiotani.

In 63kg, Neeraj was ousted at the Qualification stage, losing by technical superiority to Korea’s Hanjae Chung. In 87kg, Sunil Kumar made an exit after losing his quarterfinal 1-3 to Uzbekistan’s Rustam Assakalov while Naveen Kumar (130kg) lost his last-eight stage match by technical superiority to Uzbekistan’s Sukhrob Fattoev.

 

Asian Wrestling Championships – Highlights

GOLD MEDAL – 130 Kg:  Mehdi BALIHAMZEHDEH (IRI) claims the final gold medal of the day with a 9-5 win over Seungjun KIM (KOR). He is the Asian champion at 130kg

GOLD MEDAL – 82Kg: Jalgasbay BERDIMURATOV (UZB) has done it! He gets the fall over Kalidin ASYKEEV (KGZ) and will be an Asian champion!

GOLD MEDAL – 72Kg:  Hansyu RYU (KOR) will win the gold medal at 72kg. The Tokyo Olympian shows why experience matters most. He beats Ruslan TSAREV (KGZ) 6-5

GOLD MEDAL- 67kg: Big win for Tsuchika SHIMOYAMADA (JPN). He comes back from 0-4 to beat four-time world medalist Almat KEBISPAYEV (KAZ) via fall. Huge win for the Japan wrestler

GOLD MEDAL – 62kg: Aidos SULTANGALI (KAZ) avenges his lost from last year’s Asian Championships and beats Mehdi MOHSEN NEJAD (IRI) 8-4

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