Asian Wrestling Championship: Indian wrestler Ashu loses bronze medal play-off

Asian Wrestling Championship: Indian wrestler Ashu loses bronze medal play-off

The end result meant not one of the Indian wrestlers might clear the bronze medal play-offs stage within the ongoing championship

Asian Wrestling Championship: Indian wrestler Ashu loses bronze medal play-off

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Almaty: Indian grappler Ashu misplaced his bronze medal play-off bout to Iran’s Hossein Nasrollah Assadi Kolmati within the 67kg Greco-roman class of the Asian Wrestling Championship on Wednesday.

For the Iranian, the bout led to a 9-0 victory by technical superiority.

Within the final version in 2020, Ashu had settled for the bronze medal defeating the identical wrestler.

The end result meant not one of the Indian wrestlers might clear the bronze medal play-offs stage within the ongoing championship.

On Tuesday, Gurpreet Singh and Sandeep additionally misplaced their bronze medal bouts as Indian wrestlers drew a clean on the opening day of the match.

In 77kg, Gurpreet misplaced his bronze play-off 0-5 to Kyrgyzstan’s Kairatbek Tugolbaev. He earlier misplaced a hard-fought semi-final (7-7) on standards to Iran’s Pejman Poshtam.

Sandeep suffered defeat within the 50kg bronze medal combat 5-11 to Nurmukhammet Abdullaev of Kyrgyzstan after shedding the semi-final by technical superiority to Japan’s Yu Shiotani.

In 63kg, Neeraj was ousted on the Qualification stage, shedding by technical superiority to Korea’s Hanjae Chung.

In 87kg, Sunil Kumar made an exit after shedding his quarter-final 1-3 to Uzbekistan’s Rustam Assakalov whereas Naveen Kumar (130kg) misplaced his last-eight stage match by technical superiority to Uzbekistan’s Sukhrob Fattoev.

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