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Asian Wrestling C'ships: Rohit Dahiya misses bronze in Greco-Roman

Rohit Dahiya's loss to a top-ranked Uzbek grappler added to India's Greco-Roman wrestlers' woes at the Asian Championships.

Asian Wrestling Cships: Rohit Dahiya misses bronze in Greco-Roman

Rohit Dahiya missed out on a bronze medal at the Asian Wrestling Championships. 


The Bridge Desk

Updated: 17 April 2024 5:05 AM GMT

Indian Greco-Roman wrestlers had a tough outing at the Asian Championships in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on Tuesday. Rohit Dahiya faced disappointment as he lost his bronze medal bout to a formidable Uzbek opponent.

Despite Dahiya's efforts, India concluded their Greco-Roman campaign without securing a single podium finish. The other Indian wrestlers struggled as well, with Parvesh, Vinayak Siddheshwar Patil, and Ankit Gulia being eliminated in the preliminary rounds.

Dahiya's journey to the bronze medal round was commendable, having represented India in the 2022 World U-20 Championships. Although he fell short against Japan's Yoshida Taizo in the quarterfinals, Dahiya's determination propelled him to the bronze medal round, where he ultimately faced defeat against Mukhammadkodir Rasulov, the top-ranked wrestler in the category.

Despite the Greco-Roman wrestlers' challenges, Indian women wrestlers showcased their prowess by clinching six medals, including three silver and three bronze.

Additionally, in men's freestyle events, India secured a silver medal through Udit (57kg), while Abhimanyu (70kg) and Vicky (97kg) claimed bronze medals in their respective categories.

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