Asian Wrestling Championship Final: Ravi Dahiya bags gold, Bajrang Punia concedes final to Otoguro, watch LIVE streaming on Wrestling TV

Asian Wrestling Championship: Bajrang Punia continued his stellar form after becoming World No 1 last month to advance the finals of the 65kg
Asian Wrestling Championship: Bajrang Punia continued his stellar form after becoming World No 1 last month to advance the finals of the 65kg

Asian Wrestling Championship Final: Ravi Dahiya bags gold, Bajrang Punia concedes final to Otoguro, watch LIVE streaming on Wrestling TV: Ravi Dahiya made India proud by bagging the gold medal in the 57kg weight category of the ongoing Asian Wrestling Championship by defeating his opponent Sarlak A of Iran and defending his title. However, in the 65kg category, Bajrang Punia conceded the final to Japan’s Takuto Otoguro through a walkover.

The reason for Bajrang not competing in the final is, apparently, an injury. However, this news has been put out by ANI and is yet to be confirmed through an official communication.

Bajrang had earlier continued his stellar form after becoming World No 1 in the ranking series last month to advance the finals of the 65kg at the ongoing Asian Wrestling Championship in Almaty Kazakhstan.

Bajrang faced his arch-nemesis Takuto Otoguro of Japan in the gold medal bout. The 2018 CWG gold winner got the better of Korean grappler Yongseok Jeong 3-0 in the quarterfinals before outclassing Sarmandakh Bilguun from Mongolia convincingly by 7-0 to assure his finals berth.

Asian Wrestling Championship Final: Bajrang Punia, Ravi Dahiya to be in action today as they battle for Gold, watch LIVE streaming on Wrestling TV

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On the other hand, Rahi Dahiya defeated Nodirjon Safarov (UZB) 9-2 and Aburumaila Ali (PLE) 11-0 in his quarterfinal and semi-final bouts respectively.

The other Indians in the fray Narsingh and Satyawarth made strong starts but lost in the bronze medal match.

Asian Wrestling Championship Final: Bajrang Punia, Ravi Dahiya to be in action today as they battle for Gold, watch LIVE streaming on Wrestling TV

Asian Wrestling Championships: Vinesh Phogat, Anshu shine, India end Women Wrestling event with 4 gold

Earlier, the Indian women wrestling team ended their Asian Championship on a high note after bagging six medals in Almaty Kazakhstan. India’s ace wrestler Vinesh Phogat (53kg), Anshu (57kg) and Divya Kakran (72kg) bagged gold, while Sakshi Malik (65kg) had to settle for silver.

Divya Kakran, the 68kg champion a year ago in New Delhi, won both of her round-robin matches in the early session — including an 8-5 victory over defending champion Zhamila BAKBERGENOVA (KAZ) — to assure she would come away with the gold regardless of the outcome of her final match in the night session on Friday in Almaty.

In addition to Kakran’s gold, India has a chance to come away with three of the four other titles at stake on the final day of the women’s competition.

Asian Wrestling Championship Final: Bajrang Punia, Ravi Dahiya to be in action today as they battle for Gold, watch LIVE streaming on Wrestling TV

Vinesh, who has amassed a collection of seven Asian medals, finally strike gold after beating Meng Hsuan HSIEH (TPE) 6-0 by fall in the 53kg final.

Meanwhiile, Rio 2016 Olympic bronze medalist Malik had to setttle for silver medal in the 65kg final against 2020 Asian bronze medalist Bolortungalag ZORIGT (MGL).

Asian Wrestling Championship Final: Bajrang Punia, Ravi Dahiya to be in action today as they battle for Gold, watch LIVE streaming on Wrestling TV