U23 World Championships Day 2: 18 year old Gaurav Baliyan shines in his opening round win

By   - 29/10/2019

18 year old Gaurav Baliyan who is making his senior debut has stared in a grand style on the Day 2 of the UWW World Wrestling Championships 2019 in Budapest. 2018 Cadet world championship silver medallist showed great composure and skillset to defeat Olexsandr Vyshniak of Ukraine in the freestyle 74kg weight category. Baliyan who is considered as an bright prospect for the Indian wrestling justified his selection by defeating the Ukrainian 11-0 on his senior debut by technical superiority. 
 
In the last 16 wrestler from Mujjafarnagar, U.P will be facing seasoned Razambek Zhamalov of Russia who dashed hopes of Brady Berge of USA in the opening round. Zhamalov is 2018 Junior World Silver Medallist 
 
FS -86kg Qualification round – Sanjeet loses opener to Russian
 
Sanjeet was up against the Azamat Zakuev of Russia in the first round. 22 year old Sanjeet was no match for the tough Russian and lost out in one sided scoreline by 0-6. 
Earlier Day 2 of the UWW U23 World Wrestling Championships begin on a bad note for India when India’s Naveen lost his opening repechage bout to the wrestler from Mongolia. Naveen who at one point of time had taken lead in the bout, eventually lost 6-8 to Enkhtuya from Mongolia to crash out before the medal round.

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