Rome Ranking 2021 Day 1: Hope still alive for India, Arjun wins Bronze, Naveen, Neeraj qualify for Bronze medal match

By   - 04/03/2021

Rome Ranking 2021 Day 1 Results: Arjun Halakurki secures a Bronze after winning against the Portuguese Andre Ricardo Silva by 8-0 after losing his first 2 matches against Khorlan ZHAKANSHA and Viktor VEDERNIKOV. Naveen lost to the Egyptian Abdellatif Mohamed Ahmed Mohamed in the semi-finals in the 130kgs category and will now play a Bronze medal match along with Neeraj, who also stands a chance to win Bronze. Gaurav lost to the Turkish Murat Firat 11-0 in Repechage.

After a poor start for India, Gaurav defeated the Italian Steve Momilia in the pre-quarter but lost to Mate Krasnazi in the quarter-finals and is now out of the tournament.

Neeraj and Manish are out of the tournament as well after being defeated by Sultan Assetulya and Ildar Hafizov in the 63 and 60kgs weight category, respectively.

World No.4 Sunil Kumar was defeated by Russian Bekkhan Ozdoev in Qualification Round. It took Ozdoev less than 2 minutes to defeat Sunil Kumar as he won 8-0.

Deepanshu also lost his match against the American Daniel Collett MILLER and is out of the tournament.

UWW  Rome Rankings Series Results Day 1 –

Qualification Round
Greco Roman- 87kg
Bekkhan OZDOEV (RUS) df Kumar SUNIL (IND) by 8-0

Round 1
Greco Roman – 55Kg
(KAZ) Khorlan ZHAKANSHA df (IND) Arjun HALAKURKI by 18 – 08

Qualification Round
Greco Roman-97 Kg
(USA) Daniel Collett MILLER df (IND) Deepanshu by 2- 1

Pre- Quarter
Greco Roman-67 Kg
(IND) Gaurav DUHOON df (ITA) Steve MOMILIA by 12- 0

Round 2
Greco – Roman – 55 KG
Viktor VEDERNIKOV (RUS) df Arjun HALAKURKI (IND) by 9- 1

Quarterfinal
Greco – Roman – 130kg
(IND) Naveen  df (ITA) Samuele VARICELLI by 1-1

Quarterfinal

Greco- Roman – 63kg
KAZ) Sultan ASSETULY df (IND) Neeraj by 4-1
Quarterfinal

Greco – Roman – 60kg
(USA) Ildar HAFIZOV df (IND) Manish by 11-3Semifinal
Greco -Roman -130kg
Mohamed Ahmed (EGY) df. Naveen (IND) by 03- 1

Round 3
Greco Roman – 55Kg
(IND) Arjun HALAKURKI df (POR) Andre Ricardo SILVA by 08 – 0

Repechage
Greco Roman – 67Kg
Murat FIRAT (TUR) df. Gaurav DUHOON (IND) by 11-0

Repechage
Greco Roman – 63Kg
Neeraj NEERAJ (IND) df Aleksei TADYKIN (RUS) by 7-3

Bronze Medal Match
Greco Roman – 63kg
Neeraj NEERAJ (IND) df. Samuel Lee JONES (USA) by 6-4

Bronze Medal Match
Greco Roman – 130kg
Naveen NAVEEN (IND) df. Stepan DAVID (CZE) by 1-1

Rome Rankings Series 2021 Schedule

March 4 – GR 55-60-63-67-87-97-130kg

March 5 – GR 72-77-82kg & WW – 57-62-68-76kg

March 6 – WW – 50-53-55-59-65-72kg & FS – 97-125kg

March 7 –  FS – 57-61-65-70-74-79-86-92kg

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