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Wrestling: Sachin Rana,Ashu lost bronze medal match, Sunil settle with silver

Ashu after winning his qualification bout

Sunil in his gold medal bout against Victor Lorincz of Italy. The Italian is three time world champion and Greco Roman wrestler of the year 2019.

The Italian scored the first point and Sunil got the passivity like other Indian wrestlers today. But Sunil defended well and didn’t gave a chance to his opponent to extend this lead.

After the first three minutes the Italian was leading 2-0. After the break both played defencively. Here scored his first point and its just 1 minute to go. Sunil failed to score any further point and had to settle for silver medal.

Sunil Road to semifinal

In 87kg Sunil Kumar reached semifinals after defeating Patrick Martinez by 2-1. He was first Indian wrestler to reach semifinals today.

Sunil faced Eduardo Rojas of Venezuela in semifinal and won it to reach finals of 87 kg category. He caused an upset as he defeated the pan American champion. In final he will face UWW Greco Roman wrestler of the year and 3 time world champion Victor Lorincz.

Bronze medal Match

Ashu also lost his bronze medal match against Qiye Tian of China. Like Sachin he lost the match in two minutes by technical superiority. Chinese was too strong for Ashu and unluckily he missed out on bronze medal.

Sachin Rana lost his bronze medal against Uzbek wrestler Firuz Tukhtaev in 60kg category. Uzbek wrestler proved too strong for him and finished the match in 2 minutes.

Road to semifinal for Ashu and Sachin Rana

India’s top performer was young Ashu in 67kg category. In qualifying match he was trailing by 7-0 against the Uzbek wrestler. Then he made a strong comeback to defeat the Senior Asian medalist by 11-7.

However in quarterfinal he lost a closely fought match by 4-3 against Abouhalima of Egypt. He played his heart out in that match, in last few seconds he tried a lot to score a single point. But failed to do so and despite being more aggressive he failed to make it to semis.

In 60 kg category Sachin Rana performed brilliantly to make it to semifinals. In his quarterfinal match he was trailing 1-4 against Ihor Kurochkin of Ukraine. Then he made a superb comeback to win it by 5-4. He failed to make it to final after losing to Uzbek wrestler Islomjon Bakhramov in semifinal by 9-0.