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Sunil , Gurpreet Singh win silver in Greco-Roman at Asian Wrestling Championships

Harpal Singh Bedi

Gurpreet Singh

New Delhi: Gurpreet Singh (77kg) and Sunil Kumar (87kg) claimed  silver medals in the Greco-Roman events on the penultimate day of the Asian Wrestling Championships  in Xi’an on Saturday.

With this, India’s Greco-Roman wrestlers have already done better than the last edition where they had won only a couple of bronze medals through Rajender Kumar (55kg) and Harpreet Singh (82kg).

Sunil Kumar with his silver medal at the Asian Wrestling Championships 2019

Sunil Kumar gave his all but passivity cost him the gold as he went down 0-2 to Iran’s mighty Hossein Ahmad Nouri, the reigning Asian Games gold medallist, who also has three gold from the Asian Championships.

Earlier, Sunil took care of Tokhirdzhon Okhonov of Tajikistan 14-7 in the quarter-finals and then followed it up with a win over Kazakhstan’s Azamat Kustubayev 6-6 in a Victory by Fall verdict.

“I wish I were a little bit more aggressive. That could have changed the colour of the medal. I will strive to train harder and do better in the upcoming tournaments. It is because I had a chance for training in Kazakhstan and training with foreign partners also improved my standard,” said Sunil after the medal bout.

Gurpreet Singh brought India’s second silver medal of the day when he tasted a 0-8 defeat at the hands of Korea’s Hyeonwoo Kim, who has an Olympic gold from 2012 and the 2013 World Championships gold, apart from four Asian Championships gold medals.

Gurpreet was  impressive against Qatar’s Bakhit Sharif K Badr  as he beat the g the Qatari 10-0  by technical superiority in the last-eight clash. However the Indiant was made to work harder in the semi-finals where he narrowly edged Tamerlan Shadukayev of Kazakhstan 6-5.

In 130kg Prem’s  hopes were dashed by Kazakhstan’s Damir Kuzembayev who recorded a victory by fall over the Indian in the bronze medal play-off.

Earlier, Prem had beaten by Uzbekistan’s Muminjon Abdullaev 8-0 in the quarter-finals but with the Uzbek making his way to the final, Prem got a chance to contest for the bronze medal.

In 55kg and 63kg, however, Indian wrestlers failed to make a mark. In 55kg quarters, Manjeet lost to Kyrgyzstan’s Asan Sulaimanov 3-5 while Vikram Krushnath Kurade went down to Jinwoong Jung of Korea 0-8 in the same round in 63kg.

Saina brings home a Silver from World Badminton Championship

Newsroom24x7 Staff

Saina NehwalNew Delhi: In a 2-set match of World Badminton Championship played between the two top seeds at Jakarta, Indian ace Shuttler Saina Nehwal won 2nd place in the final played against No1 player Carolina Marin Martin of Spain.

Marine defended her championship title by playing well in the first set and also clinching two straight sets back to back with a winning score sheet of 21-16 and 21-19.
Saina however adds to the History book of Indian Badminton by registering her name as being the first Indian shuttler to have ever reached the final on the World Badminton Championship till date. Sania defeated Indonesia’s Lindaweni Fanetria  in the semifinals and paved her way to the top fight. She played the ginsl mstch with an initial lead in both final sets but gave in to Carolina’s game techniques and smash hits. Saina gave Marin continuous point  gain by playing long and risking her score card.