Wrestling World Championships: India's Greco Roman wrestlers bow out of tournament with tame defeats

India's campaign at the World Championship ended with Greco Roman wrestlers yet again coming a cropper on the final day of the competitions

Press Trust of India November 23, 2018 20:51:06 IST
Wrestling World Championships: India's Greco Roman wrestlers bow out of tournament with tame defeats

Budapest: India's campaign at the World Championship ended with Greco Roman wrestlers yet again coming a cropper on the final day of the competitions, on Saturday.

Wrestling World Championships Indias Greco Roman wrestlers bow out of tournament with tame defeats

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Of three grapplers in action, only Hardeep managed to win a bout when he downed Morocco's Choucri Atafi 8-4 in the 1/16 in the 97kg category. Later he lost his 1/8 bout 1-4 to Laokratis Kesidis from Greece.

In the 77 kg, Gurpeet lost by technical superiority (0-9) to Kairatbek Tugolbaev in the Qualification round while Naveen lost 1-4 to Norway's Oskar Marvik at the same stage.

India returned with two medals, with Bajarang Punia winning a silver and Pooja Dhanda a bronze.

India's best show at the World Championship was in 2013 when Amit Dahiya won a silver in 55kg, Bajrang returned with a bronze in 60kg and Sandeep Tulsi Yadav grabbing a historic bronze in Greco Roman style.

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