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Deepak Punia clinches silver at Junior Wrestling C'ship

ANI | Updated: Sep 24, 2018 14:31 IST

New Delhi [India], Sep 24 (ANI): Indian wrestler Deepak Punia settled for a silver medal in men's 86 kg freestyle category after being defeated 1-2 by Turkey's Arif Ozen in the final match of the Junior World Wrestling Championship on Sunday.
Earlier, the Indian wrestler had thrashed Ivan Nedealco of Moldova 6-2 in the semi-finals to book his spot in the finals of the event.
Punia had also clinched a gold medal for India in the Junior Asian Wrestling Championship which was held in July, this year.
Naveen Sihag, the another Indian in the freestyle category, had on Saturday bagged a silver medal in men's 57 kg after losing the final bout 1-12 to Russia's Akhmed Idrisov.
In the women's event, Mansi Ahlawat and Anshu Malik finished third on the podium in 57 kg and 59 kg category, respectively. (ANI)