U23 World Wrestling Championships 2019 : Veer Dev Gulia loses last 4 bout, will fight for bronze on Day 2

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India’s Veer Dev Gulia could not continue his good run in the semi-finals of the 79kg freestyle category at the World Wrestling Championships in Budapest, Hungary. 22 year old Gulia tried his best but still was no match for the Abubakr Abakarov of Azerbaijan in the Semi-Finals bout. 2018 World Junior runners up Abakarov won the bout 8-0 against Gulia to book the place in finals.

Gulia will not vie for bronze medal via repechage round on the Day 2 of the competition.

Before this Gulia defeated DAMJIN Batzul  of Mongolia in one-sided bout by 11-1 in the last-8 encounter and China’s Ligan Chai in the last 16 match-up. Gulia who hails from Jhajjar, Haryana showed his real power and strength against the Chinese. Gulia performing brilliantly outwitted him by 7-2 to book a place in the last 8 of the world championships. Earlier in the opening round, Gulia got better of the host country wrestler Lukacs Botond. In a hard fought bout Gulia prevailed 3-1 against the…Click here to Continue reading