World Wrestling Championships 2017: Gyanender narrowly misses out on bronze medal play-off berth

Gyanender crashed out of the event after going down in his second repechage round against Ukraine's Dmytro Tsymbaliuk

PTI August 22, 2017 22:52:49 IST
World Wrestling Championships 2017: Gyanender narrowly misses out on bronze medal play-off berth

Paris: Gyanender narrowly missed out on a bronze medal play-off berth as Indian Greco-Roman wrestlers finished their campaign without a medal at the World Wrestling Championships here on Tuesday.

World Wrestling Championships 2017 Gyanender narrowly misses out on bronze medal playoff berth

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Gyanender, who got an opportunity to fight in repechage bouts of Greco-Roman 59kg category, failed to make the most of it as he crashed out of the event after going down in his second repechage round.

Although the 23-year-old Indian won his first repechage bout against Mostafa Hassan Mohamed of Egypt 3-1, he could not overcome the challenge from Ukraine's Dmytro Tsymbaliuk in a closely-fought contest, which ended in 2-2 result.

Earlier, Gyanender defeated China's Libin Ding 4-1 to enter pre-quarterfinals, but faced a 0-9 thrashing at the hands of Kazakhstan's Mirambek Ainagulov.

But with the Kazakh wrestler reaching the gold-medal round, Gyanender got another life in the form of a repechage.

Other Indians in the fray – Ravinder (66kg), Harpreet Singh (80kg) and Naveen (130kg) – lost their respective qualification rounds, to bow out of the tournament early.

Ravinder lost 1-2 to Hussam Omaro of Sweden, while Harpreet went down to Askhat Dilmukhamedov of Kazakhstan 1-3 and Naveen faced a 1-2 defeat against Eduard Popp of Germany.

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