Asian Wrestling Championships: Ravi Kumar Dahiya wins gold, Bajrang Punia withdraws from last by harm

Asian Wrestling Championships: Ravi Kumar Dahiya wins gold, Bajrang Punia withdraws from last by harm

Bajrang mentioned that he didn’t need to irritate the situation of his proper elbow. He mentioned he began feeling the ache in the course of the quarter-final towards Korean Yongseok Jeong.

Asian Wrestling Championships: Ravi Kumar Dahiya wins gold, Bajrang Punia withdraws from final through injury

File picture of Ravi Kumar Dahiya. WFI

Almaty: Indian wrestler Ravi Kumar Dahiya retained his Asian Championship title with a strong efficiency however Bajrang Punia settled for a silver medal after withdrawing from the much-awaited last towards Takuto Otoguro on account of an elbow harm, on Saturday.

Bajrang instructed PTI that he didn’t need to irritate the situation of his proper elbow. He mentioned he began feeling the ache in the course of the quarter-final towards Korean Yongseok Jeong.

“Once I was pulling the Korean, the ache in my proper elbow resurfaced. It is the identical elbow that I had injured in the course of the World Championship. The coaches suggested that I have to not take a threat so near the Olympics, so I withdrew,” Bajrang mentioned.

Bajrang didn’t look his standard self however didn’t face a lot competitors en path to the ultimate. He had no issue in getting previous Jeong, who hardly attacked in his opening 65kg bout.

His first scoring level was a take-down on the counter and earned 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.

Bajrang had misplaced the 2018 World Championship title conflict and final 12 months’s Asian Championship last to the Otoguro and will have examined himself towards the Japanese nevertheless it turned out to be an anti-climactic finish to the 65kg competitors.

Ravi Dahiya, although, gave India the primary freestyle gold medal of this version with a commanding present.

His supreme stamina and relentless attacking prowess was too good for his opponents within the 57kg. He returned to the mat after a 12 months and in fashion. He had final competed at this occasion in New Delhi the place he had gained gold.

He was sluggish off the blocks however turned his standard dominant self after the primary interval towards Uzbekistan”s Nodirjon Safarov in his opening bout.

As soon as he bought into his rhythm, his strikes have been too sizzling to deal with for his rival, as he gained 9-2.

Ravi had loads left in his tank even in the direction of the top whereas Safarov had misplaced his steam, making it simple for the Indian to attain factors.

Subsequent, he confronted Palestine”s Ali M M Aburumaila and gained on technical superiority.

His title conflict towards Iran”s Alireza Nosratolah Sarlak was anticipated to be a decent one however Ravi solely bought higher and higher because the fast-paced last progressed.

There have been assaults from each the wrestlers however Ravi was clearly the superior one on the mat together with his fast strikes as he gained 9-4.

Karan Karan bagged the 70kg bronze medal after profitable 3-1 towards Korea’s Seungbong Lee.

He had reached the 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. Later he bought into medal spherical by the repechage route.

Additionally reaching the medal rounds have been Narsingh Pancham Yadav (74kg) and Satywart Kadiyan (97kg), who will combat for bronze after shedding their respective semifinals.

Kadiyan moved to the 97kg quarterfinals with a straightforward 8-0 win over Kyrgyzstan”s Arslanbek Turdubekov.

He scored two factors within the first interval with push out whereas the remaining have been by take-down strikes within the second as his rival hardly attacked.

Within the quarterfinal towards Uzbekistan”s Mukhammadrasul Rakhimov, he performed good to win 4-1.

He then confronted Iran”s Ali Khalil Shabanibengar and misplaced the semifinal by technical superiority in mere 25 seconds.

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