Bajrang Punia bags gold, Sarita claims silver in Asian Wrestling C'ship finals

| Updated: May 14, 2017 01:40 IST

New Delhi [India], May 13 (ANI): Indian wrestlers Bajrang Punia (65 Kg) clinched gold medal and Sarita Mor (58 kg) bagged a silver medal in Asian Wrestling Championship Finals on Saturday. Bajrang defeated Lee Seungchul of South Korea by a score of 6-2. The 23-year-old had earlier fended off a challenge from Kim Kukgwang of North Korea 3-2 to enter the finals. Whereas, Mor lost the final round to Tynybekova Aisuluu of Kyrgyzstan from 0-6. Sarita moved to the finals after defeating her Vietnamese opponent Thi Huong Dao 12-0 (technical fall) in the last-four clash. Earlier, Rio Olympic bronze-medallist Sakshi Malik had to settle for a Silver after losing against Risako Kawai of Japan by 0-10 in the gold medal match of the 60 kg category. Meanwhile, another Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat had also lost her gold medal match against Sae Nanjo of Japan, going down 4-8 to in freestyle 55kg finals. Ritu Phogat also settled with a bronze medal in the 48kg category in women's wrestling. (ANI)
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