UWW U23 World Championship 2019: Gaurav wins the repechage bout opener, American opponent rushed to hospital

By   - 30/10/2019

India’s Gaurav Baliyan once gave good account of himself in the repechage round opener at the U23 World Wrestling Championships in Budapest.
In the 74kg category repechage round, Gaurav who was leading 6-0 against Brady Berge of USA was declared winner as his opponent fell unconscious on the mat. Gourav went up 2-0 with a step out point in the first period and at 2:30 in the second period. Berge shot in with 1:50 remaining and it appeared that he may have been knocked unconcious during the exhange. Gourav quickly picked up two tilts before medical staff ran to the mat to attend to Berge. The Penn State sophomore was unable to continue and had to be carted off the mat.
The medical staff present at the venue, tried to revive the American for few minutes but as they could not. The American athlete was taken to the hospital and Gaurav was declared the winner.
In the next repechage round bout Baliyan will face Fazli ERYILMAZ of Turkey. Earlier On Tuesday 18 year old Baliyan lost out to 2018 Junior world silver medallist Zhamalov of Russia.

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