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Asian wrestling championships: Bajrang Punia and Ravi Kumar Dahiya advance to finals

Narsingh Pancham Yadav (74kg) and Satywart Kadiyan (97kg) additionally reached the medal rounds, who will battle for bronze after shedding their respective semi-finals.

File Picture of Bajrang Punia Picture Courtesy: Twitter @Media_SAI

Almaty: Bajrang Punia did not face a lot competitors whereas Ravi Kumar Dahiya was spectacular as the 2 Indian Olympic wrestlers reached their respective class closing on the Asian Championships on Saturday.

Narsingh Pancham Yadav (74kg) and Satywart Kadiyan (97kg) additionally reached the medal rounds, who will battle for bronze after shedding their respective semi-finals.

Bajrang had no issue passing Yongseok Jeong of Korea, who hardly attacked in his first 65kg battle. His first level was a withdrawal on the counter and gained yet another for his rival’s passivity.

Subsequent for him was Bilguun Sarmandakh from Mongolia, whom he pinned right down to safe his passage within the summit conflict.

He’ll face his Japanese foe Takuto Otoguro, who regarded like supreme contact.

Bajrang misplaced the shock of the 2018 World Championship title and final yr’s Asian Championship closing to the Japanese.

Ravi Dahiya (57kg) returned to the mat after yr with a strong efficiency. He final competed at this occasion in New Delhi the place he gained gold.

He was gradual to return out of blocks however turned his traditional dominant character after the primary half towards Uzbekistan’s Nodirjon Safarov in his first battle. As soon as he bought into his rhythm, his strikes have been too scorching for his rival, as he gained 9-2.

Ravi nonetheless had lots occurring in his tank even in direction of the top as Safarov misplaced steam, making it simple for the Indians to attain factors.

Then he confronted the Palestinian Ali MM Aburumaila and he gained on technical superiority. His title conflict shall be towards Iranian Alireza Nosratolah Sarlak, who was very spectacular in his run to the ultimate.

Kadiyan superior to the 97kg quarter-finals with a simple 8-0 victory over Kyrgyzstan’s Arslanbek Turdubekov.

He scored two factors within the first half with a push out whereas the remaining with withdrawal strikes within the second together with his rival scarcely attacking. Within the quarterfinals towards Uzbekistan Mukhammadrasul Rakhimov, he performed good to win 4-1.

He then confronted Iranian Ali Khalil Shabanibengar and misplaced the semi-final by technical superiority in simply 25 seconds.

Karan moved as much as the 70kg quarterfinals with a hard-fought 3-1 victory over Iran’s Amirhossein Ali Hosseini, however misplaced the subsequent bout 0-6 to Kazakhstan’s Syrbaz Talgat.

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