Asian Wrestling Championships 2017: Bajrang Punia Wins Gold, India finish 5th

Bajrang Punia

After 5 days of Asian Wrestling Championships 2017, India emerged as 5th in ranking as well as in number of medals won. In the 30th edition of Asian Championship, Indians could not replicate their performance of 2013 when they hosted and won Men’s Freestyle dethrining Iran. India hosted the event for the seventh occasion., starting from inaugural 1979 edition. Indians only Gold came from Bajrang Punia, while others won 5 silver and 4 Bronze wherein women wrestlers won medals in 4 of the 5 events they participated.

Japan finished on top with 8 Gold medals followed by Iran with 7 Gold medals. Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan grabbed 2 gold medals each to finish third and fourth.
Overall Indians have won 11 Gold medals, 54 Silver Medals and 81 Bronze medals to be placed at 10th in all Asian Wrestling Championships.

Results:
Gold Medal: Bajrang Punia 65 Kg Men’s Freestyle
Silver:

    Sumit 125 Kg Men’s Freestyle
    Vinesh Phogat 55 Kg Women’s Freestyle
    Sarita 58 Kg Women’s Freestyle
    Sakshi Malik 60 Kg Women’s Freestyle
    Divya Kakran 69 Kg Women’s Freestyle

Bronze

    Harpreet Singh 80 Kg Greco-Roman
    Anil Kumar 85 Kg Greco Roman
    Ritu Phogat 48 Kg Women’s Freestyle
    Jyoti 75 Kg Women’s Freestyle
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