Wrestling: Aman Sehrawat wins bronze medal at Zagreb Open Ranking Series

Zagreb, Feb 2 (IANS): Reigning Under-23 world champion freestyle wrestler Aman Sehrawat bagged a bronze medal in the men's 57kg division at the Zagreb Open Ranking Series here.

Aman took down Zane Richards of the USA with a 10-4 victory in the bronze medal playoff on Wednesday night, securing the first medal for India at Zagreb Open.

Both wrestlers were tied at 4-4 at the end of the first period. The Indian then dominated Richards in the second and collected six straight points to wrap up the win.

Earlier, Aman started well with an 8-2 win over Liu Minghu of China in the qualifications, followed by an 11-8 victory in the quarterfinals. But, he suffered a loss to U20 world champion Yuto Nishiuchi of Japan 5-15 in the semifinals.

In other bouts, Vishal Kaliramana, competing in the men's 70kg, lost the bronze medal bout to Azerbaijan's Khadzhimurad Gadzhiyev by technical superiority (10-0).

Kaliramana lost against USA's Alec William Pantaleo in the qualification round but with the American making it to the final, the Indian wrestler made it to the repechage round. He then registered a victory by fall on China's Agudamu to enter the bronze medal match.

Pankaj Malik, meanwhile, was defeated by Turkey's Emrah Ormanoglu 5-2 in the first round of the men's 61kg and could not make it to the repechage.

On Thursday, Pruthviraj Babasaheb Patil (men's 92kg) and Shivani Pawar (women's 50kg) will be in action.



Top Stories

Leave a Comment

Title: Wrestling: Aman Sehrawat wins bronze medal at Zagreb Open Ranking Series

You have 2000 characters left.


Please write your correct name and email address. Kindly do not post any personal, abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful or similar comments. Daijiworld.com will not be responsible for any defamatory message posted under this article.

Please note that sending false messages to insult, defame, intimidate, mislead or deceive people or to intentionally cause public disorder is punishable under law. It is obligatory on Daijiworld to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments, to the authority concerned upon request.

Hence, sending offensive comments using daijiworld will be purely at your own risk, and in no way will Daijiworld.com be held responsible.