The UWW World Wrestling Championship in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, is heading for its deciding rounds. Mighty Russia are yet again asserting their supremacy in the sport. At the end of day 6, Russia led the championship standings with 10 medals (4 Gold, 4 Silver & 2 Bronze medals). Russia is closely followed by Japan who has so far secured 8 medals in the championship courtesy 3 Gold, 3 Silver & 2 Bronze medals.
At the end of the day 6 in totality 26 nations have won at least 1 medal. India with Vinesh Phoghat’s bronze in the 53kg weight category is in the joint 23rd position along with Nigeria, Belarus and Bulgaria. India can improve its ranking on Friday (today) as both Bajrang Punia in 65kg and Ravi Dhaiya in 57kg will fight for the bronze medals.
In the team rankings for each category, Russia has already won the Greco-Roman category with Uzbekistan & Georgia in number 2 & number 3 position.
Japan leads the women wrestling team rankings currently closely followed by Russia and China. Medal in the 2 weight categories of 62kg & 68kg will be decided on Day 7 of the championships.
In the men’s freestyle – medals rounds will take place from Friday to Sunday.
|Totals (26 nations)||18||18||36||72|