U-23 World Wrestling Championship: Bajrang Punia, Vinod Kumar bag silver medals for India

Asian champion Bajrang Punia and Vinod Kumar settled for silver medals at the U-23 World Wrestling Championship in Poland after losing their respective finals as India finished with three medals at the event.

PTI November 27, 2017 12:48:54 IST
U-23 World Wrestling Championship: Bajrang Punia, Vinod Kumar bag silver medals for India

New Delhi: Asian champion Bajrang Punia and Vinod Kumar settled for silver medals at the U-23 World Wrestling Championship in Poland after losing their respective finals as India finished with three medals at the event.

U23 World Wrestling Championship Bajrang Punia Vinod Kumar bag silver medals for India

Bajrang Punia in action during the U-23 World Championship final in Poland. Image Courtesy: Twitter/@wrestling

Bajrang lost the 65kg lop-sided final 6-17 to Russian grappler Kuular while Vinod lost 1-3 to American Richard Lewis.

Ritu Phogat had also win a silver medal in the women's 48kg final. 

The 23-year-old, who had won the gold medal at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championship last year, lost against Turkish Wrestler Demirhan in the gold medal bout to settle for a silver.

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