Junior Wrestling World Championships: India’s Greco Roman contingent returns empty-handed as Ravi Malik loses bronze medal match in just 42 seconds

Junior Wrestling World Championships: India's Greco Roman contingent returns empty-handed as Ravi Malik loses bronze medal match
Junior Wrestling World Championships: India's Greco Roman contingent returns empty-handed as Ravi Malik loses bronze medal match

Junior Wrestling World Championships: India’s Greco Roman contingent returns empty-handed as Ravi Malik loses bronze medal match in just 42 seconds – The Indian Greco Roman contingent will return without any medal from the junior world championship as Ravi Malik lost his 82kg bronze medal play-off by technical superiority in just 42 seconds here on Sunday.

Up against Saba Mamaladze from Georgia, Ravi Malik made a move but his rival was quick to respond with a counter-attack. Mamaladze then pulled off a four-pointer to almost seal the issue.

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Malik was the only Indian Greco Roman wrestler to reach the medal round. He began with a 6-0 win over Estonia’s Robin Uspenski and followed that up with an 18-9 victory over Kyrgyzstan’s Zhenish Humnabekov, who got three cautions in the quarterfinal bout.

Junior Wrestling World Championships: Ravi Malik, however, could not do much against Armenia’s Karen Khachatryan in the semifinal, which he lost by technical superiority.

Narinder Cheema (97kg) was only the second Indian wrestler who managed to win two bouts and he got the reward by getting back into the competition through the repechage round on Saturday.

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But Narinder Cheema lost his repechage round by technical superiority to Norway’s Marcus Worren to go out of the bronze medal race in Sunday’s morning session.

Junior Wrestling World Championships: Vikas (72kg) and Deepak (77kg) managed first-round wins before losing while Anup (55kg), Vikas (60kg), Anil (63kg), Deepak (67kg), Sonu (87kg) and Parvesh (130kg) all exited after losing their respective first-round bouts.

India’s men’s freestyle wrestlers won six medals while the women won five medals and finished third in the team championship.

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