March 20, 2023

Ashu clinches bronze as other wrestlers disappoint in Zagreb | More sports News


ZAGREB: Asian Championships bronze medallist Ashu clinched the 67kg bronze medal for India in the Greco Roman class at the concluding day of the Zagreb Open Ranking Series right here on Sunday.
The 23-year-old grappler added a 2d bronze to India’s tally, defeating Lithuania’s Adomas Grigaliunas 5-0. Under-23 global champion, freestyle wrestler Aman Sehrawat, had gained the lads’s 57kg bronze at the inaugural day.
Ashu, who had misplaced Iran’s Reza Mahdi Abbasi 9-0 in the qualification around, got here again strongly in the repechage bouts, defeating Hungary’s Adam Phoilec 8-0 earlier than overcoming Norway’s Haavard Joergensen 9-0 to make the bronze-medal around.
The Indian had 3 issues in the primary length and two in the second one as the judges declared a win by means of determination.

Another Indian Greco-Roman wrestler Sagar misplaced his 63kg repechage around bout to Austria’s Aker Schmid Al Obaidi after his quarter-final rival, Iran’s Aref Hossein Khoun Mohammadi, entered the overall.
In other bouts on Sunday, Birmingham Commonwealth Games silver medallist Samantha Stewart were given the simpler of India’s Asian Championships bronze medallist Sushma Shokeen with the Canadian effecting a fall in the ladies’s 53kg quarter-final.
Sushma had crushed France’s Tetiana Profatilova and China’s Yuhong Zhong in the sooner rounds.
More unhappiness was once in retailer for India as 72kg wrestler Reetika may just now not make it to the semi-finals in the course of the round-robin structure, whilst Kiran (76kg) additionally didn’t advance.
Greco-Roman wrestlers Manjeet (55kg), Gyanender (60kg), Ankit Gulia (72kg) and Narinder Cheema (97kg) shall be in motion in a while Sunday.