World Wrestling Championships Under-23: Ritu Phogat Bags Silver, Two Lost Bronze Medal Matches

Ritu Phogat won Silver in 48 Kg event at World Wrestling Championships Under-23 being held from Nov 21 to 21 at Poland. She lost to Evin (Turkey) in the final. Among 25 participating nations, Indian women finished 8th in ranking with 24 points. They won 9 points in 48 Kg, 6 points each in 69 Kg and 75 Kg with 3 points in 58 Kg. Japanese women won 6 of the 8 events in Women category. Turkey and France won 1 Gold each. While Indian women contingent did not participate in all the events, Indian Men will participate in all the events of Freestyle and Greco-Roman. Check results of all Indian wrestlers and Men’s Squads.

Result of Ritu Phogat

    Semifinals: Def Jiang (China)
    Quarters: def Miglena (Bulgaria)

Results of Other Women Events for Indians

    In 69 Kg Divya Kakran lost Bronze medal match to Danute. She lost semifinal match against Naruha (Japan), who won Gold medal.
    In 75 Kg, Pooja lost Bronze medal match to Anastasiia.
    In 58 Kg event Sangeeta lost Repechage to Elin (Sweden), who won Bronze.
    In 60 Kg event Saria lost Repechage to Tetiana, who won Bronze.
    In 63 Kg Reshma Anil Mane lost in Quarterfinals to Bolortuya (Mongolia)
    In 53 Kg event Pinki lost the qualification match to Khrystyna (Ukraine), who reached semifinal.

Indian Participants in Men’s Freestyle

    57 Kg Utkarsh Pandharinath Kale (1/8)
    61 Kg Ravinder (QF)
    65 Kg Bajrang Punia (Silver)
    70 Kg Kumar Omprakash Vinod (Silver)
    74 Kg Dinesh Kumar (Lost in Repechage)
    86 Kg Deepak Punia (1/8)
    97 Kg Viky (Entered 1/8)
    125 Kg Pushpender Singh (Lost in Repechage)

Indian Participants in Men’s Greco-Roman 27th in 41 participating nations winning 2 points.

    59 Kg Gyanender (1/8)
    66 Kg Manish (Qualification round)
    71 Kg Yogesh (QF)
    75 Kg Manjeet (1/8)
    80 Kg Deepak Gulia (1/8)
    85 Kg Sunil Kumar (Qualification round)
    98 Kg Sumit (Qualification round)
    130 Kg Mehar Singh (Qualification round)
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