Asian Wrestling Championships: Bajrang Punia, Ravi Kumar Dahiya ease into finals

Asian Wrestling Championships: Bajrang Punia, Ravi Kumar Dahiya ease into finals

Additionally reaching the medal rounds had been Narsingh Pancham Yadav (74kg) and Satywart Kadiyan (97kg), who will combat for bronze after dropping their respective semi-finals.

Asian Wrestling Championships: Bajrang Punia, Ravi Kumar Dahiya ease into finals

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Almaty: Bajrang Punia didn’t face a lot competitors whereas Ravi Kumar Dahiya was spectacular as the 2 Olympic-bound Indian wrestlers reached the finals of their respective classes on the Asian Championships on Saturday.

Additionally reaching the medal rounds had been Narsingh Pancham Yadav (74kg) and Satywart Kadiyan (97kg), who will combat for bronze after dropping their respective semi-finals.

Bajrang had no issue in getting previous Korea’s Yongseok Jeong, who hardly attacked in his opening 65kg bout. His first scoring level was a take-down on counter and earned yet another for the passivity of his rival.

Subsequent for him was Mongolia’s Bilguun Sarmandakh, whom he pinned to make sure his passage into the summit conflict.

He will likely be up in opposition to his Japanese nemesis Takuto Otoguro, who seemed in supreme contact.

Bajrang had misplaced the 2018 World Championship title conflict and final yr’s Asian Championship last to the Japanese.

Ravi Dahiya (57kg) returned to the mat after yr with a strong efficiency. He final competed at this occasion in New Delhi the place he had received gold.

He was gradual off the blocks however turned his common dominant self after the primary interval in opposition to Uzbekistan’s Nodirjon Safarov in his opening bout. As soon as he received into his rhythm, his strikes had been too scorching to deal with for his rival, as he received 9-2.

Ravi had rather a lot left in his tank even in the direction of the tip whereas Safarov had misplaced his steam, making it simple for the Indians to attain factors.

Subsequent, he confronted Palestine’s Ali M M Aburumaila and he received on technical superiority. His title conflict will likely be in opposition to Iran’s Alireza Nosratolah Sarlak, who was very spectacular by his run to the ultimate.

Kadiyan moved to the 97kg quarter-finals with a straightforward 8-0 win over Kyrgyzstan’s Arslanbek Turdubekov.

He scored two factors within the first interval with push out whereas the remainder by take-down strikes within the second as his rival hardly attacked. Within the quarter-final in opposition to Uzbekistan’s Mukhammadrasul Rakhimov, he performed sensible to win 4-1.

He then confronted Iran’s Ali Khalil Shabanibengar and misplaced the semi-final by technical superiority in mere 25 seconds.

Karan moved to the 70kg quarters with a hard-fought 3-1 win over Iran’s Amirhossein Ali Hosseini however misplaced the following bout 0-6 to Syrbaz Talgat from Kazakhstan.

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