World Junior Wrestling Championships: Deepak and Gaurav Baliyan secure bronze medals to open India’s tally as Ravinder secures a berth in final

India opened their medals tally at the World Junior Championships with two bronze medals. Ravinder will be wrestling for a gold medal on Wednesday.

Ravindra and Gaurav Baliyan
Ravindra and Gaurav Baliyan

Following a rather disappointing opening day, India has managed to secure three medals at the World Junior Wrestling Championships. Putting the losses of the opening day behind them, Deepak and Gaurav Baliyan bagged bronze medals with some dominant performances.

Baliyan outclassed Germany’s Richard Schroeder as he secured his maiden World Championship medal. The Indian put up a dominant performance against the top seed as he clinched the bout 12-2 on technical superiority. Deepak on the other hand had a close fight but ended up victorious against Hungary’s Milan Andras with a scoreline of 3-2.

India’s first gold medal bout in World Junior Wrestling Championships 2020 coming up

Ravindra World Junior Wrestling Championships
Ravinder

Second seed Ravinder will be taking on Iran’s  Rahman Mousa in the final of the 61kg category. The final against the 14th seed is expected to be a jog in the park for the Indian. The star grappler might very well be the one to clinch India’s first gold medal when he takes on the Iranian on Wednesday.

Among others, Yash will be featuring in the repechage round of the 74kg category.  Pruthviraj Patil too will be contesting in the repechage round after he lost his quarterfinal bout with American Rocky Joseph. Anirudh Kumar has kept the Indian challenge alive in the 125kg category and will be squaring off with Csaba Ubornyak in the repechage.

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