Asian Wrestling Championships: Deepak Punia claims silver after shedding to Iran’s Hassan Yazdanicharati; Sanjeet wins bronze

Asian Wrestling Championships: Deepak Punia claims silver after shedding to Iran’s Hassan Yazdanicharati; Sanjeet wins bronze

Deepak misplaced his 86kg remaining inside the primary interval by technical superiority because the Iranian’s relentless assaults had the clueless Indian gasping.

Asian Wrestling Championships: Deepak Punia claims silver after losing to Iran's Hassan Yazdanicharati; Sanjeet wins bronze

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Almaty: Deepak Punia’s defence fell aside in entrance of his idol and Iranian legend Hassan Yazdanicharati because the Olympic-bound Indian received a silver medal whereas Sanjeet claimed a bronze on the concluding day of the Asian Championship right here on Sunday.

Deepak misplaced his 86kg remaining inside the primary interval by technical superiority because the Iranian’s relentless assaults had the clueless Indian gasping.

It was the second time that Deepak was up towards 2016 Olympic champion and two-time World champion however challenged him for the primary time as he had withdrawn from the 2019 World Championship remaining towards the Iranian on account of a leg harm.

One other Indian incomes a podium end on Sunday was Sanjeet (92kg) who virtually blew away a commanding place towards Uzbekistan’s Rustam Shodiev earlier than successful the bronze play-off 11-8. He led 11-2 at one stage however let the Uzbekistan wrestler clawed his means again. Ultimately the massive lead helped the Indian declare bronze. Total, India received seven medals from the boys’s free type occasion with solely Ravi Dahiya (57kg) managing to win a gold. Ravinder (61kg) misplaced his bronze play-off to Kyrgyzstan’s Ikromzhon Khadhimurodov by technical superiority.

Deepak, who has received two bronze medals on the continental championship earlier than, confirmed defence expertise earlier than the ultimate as he notched up a assured 2-0 win over Korea’s Gwanuk Kim within the semifinals.

Kim’s a number of double leg assaults bore no fruit within the face of the 22-year outdated Deepak’s stable defence.

The Indian, who secured his Olympic quota with a World Championship bronze, earned each his factors on passivity of his opponent.

Deepak’s defensive techniques additionally received him bouts towards Uzbekistan’s Isa Shapiev (9-2) and Tajikistan’s Bakhodur Kodirov (4-3).

Within the 61kg, Ravinder started with an in depth 4-3 win over Iran’s Majid Almas Dastan however misplaced 4-7 within the semifinal towards Kazakhstan’s Adlan Aakarov.

The house wrestler’s relentless assault resulted in him getting out of breath within the second interval however Ravinder couldn’t reap the benefits of that.

Sanjeet was spectacular in his 9-4 win towards Japan’s Ryoichi Yamanaka however was no match to Iran’s Kamran Ghorban Ghasempour, who received by technical superiority.

Because the Iranian reached the ultimate, Sanjeet has bought an opportunity to struggle for bronze towards Shodiev.

Nevertheless, 74kg nationwide champion Sandeep Singh Mann and Sumit Malik (125kg) couldn’t attain the medal spherical.

Sandeep misplaced an in depth quarterfinal 4-5 to Turkmenistan’s Atamyrat Charlyyev whereas Sumit misplaced his quarterfinal 1-7 to native hope Oleg Boltin.

He had an opportunity via repechage however opted out on account of an harm.


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