India is having great time in the U-15 Asian wrestling championships in Taichung, Chinese Taipei. After the golden performance of the day 1 of the championships yesterday, day 2 turned out to be much more golden for India. In comparison to yesterday’s 2, India won 6 gold medals on Day 2 of the championships.
Indian girls shine – wins 3 gold medals
The day belonged to the Indian girls as troika of Saloni (33kg), Babli (36kg) & Komal (39kg) performed brilliantly to win gold medals for the country. All the 3 girls gave dominating display to stay undefeated in their respective categories and triumphed over their opponents. India is now number 1 in the team rankings for girls with 152 points. Japan is number 2 in the list with 150 points.
Greco-Roman wrestlers also shine for India
Greco-Roman which is considered as weakest category for India in the wrestling circles proved to be biggest hunting ground for India on the day 2 as all 4 wrestlers in the category won medals. Ankit Gulia defeated Korganov of Kazakhstan to win gold medal for India in the 68kg category. In 75kg, Chirag Dhalia won gold for India by winning both his bouts. The other 2 Greco medals came in 62kg and 85kg when Sumit & Arshdeep Singh won Silver medals for India
Aakash win Gold in Boy’s Freestyle
The exploits of India freestyle wrestles continued on the day 2 as well as In the 48kg category, Akash performed brilliantly to beat Daiki Ogawa of Japan. Akash’s quick reflexes, moments and unique wrestling style did not give any chance to the Japanese in the bout resulting in victory for India by 8-3. This was India’s 8 Gold of the championships.
Udit won Silver for India in the 57kg and Kapil won a bronze medal for the country in the 52kg. All 6 Indian wrestlers who have stepped on the mat in the freestyle category have won a medal for the country. This has resulted in India leading the team rankings list as well with 125 points followed by Kazakhstan with 120. Sunday is the last day of the championships.
Earlier on the Day 1 of the Asian Championships, India bagged 8 medals, including 2 gold and 6 silver medals
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