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Monday, 15 May 2017

India win 1 gold, 5 silver & 4 bronze in Asian Wrestling Championship


India finished their Asian Wrestling Championship campaign on a resounding note with Sumit winning a silver medal in the 125 kg category on the concluding day of the continental event held in New Delhi.

In the gold medal round, Sumit lost to Yadollah Mohammadkazem Mohebi of Iran to settle for the second position. The Indian wrestlers overall bagged 10 medals comprising a gold, five silver, and four bronze.

Bajrang Punia defeated Lee Seung-chul of Korea to win the gold medal in the men’s 65 kg freestyle category at the Asian Wrestling Championship.

Important Takeaways from above News for BOB PO Exam-

  • The last edition of the Championship was held in Bangkok in which India bagged 9 Medals
  • Sakshi Malik, the first Indian woman wrestler to win an Olympics medal, clinched silver in the Championship.
  • She was defeated by Japan’s Risako Kawai in the 60kg category final.

Source- Hindustan Times


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