India’s Ravinder has entered the finals of the U23 World Wrestling Championships in Budapest on the day2 of the championships. 22 year old Ravinder stunned reigning European wrestling champion Arsen HARUTYUNYAN of Armenia in the Semi-finals.
Armenian started as favorite in the semi-final bout and as per his billing took 3-0 lead by end of the round 1. In the round 2 Ravinder who hails from Sonepat showed great fighting spirit to score the succor move to which the Arsen did not had any reply. Ravinder finally won the bout by fall and became the first wrestler from India in this edition of the U23 World championship to enter the finals.
In the finals Ravinder will meet Ulukbek ZHOLDOSHBEKOV of Kyrigistan (KGZ) who defeated Japanese wrestler in the semifinals.
Earlier, Ravinder had scored victories over experienced campaigners from Russia and host Hungary. In the Last 16 bout, Ravinder defeated Marcell BUDAI KOVACS of Hungary by 12-1 scoreline. In the quarterfinal Indian got the better of Dinislam TAKHTAROV of Russia.