New Delhi : Anil Kumar and Jyoti provided India two bronze medals with contrasting performances in their respective weight categories on the second day of the Asian Wrestling Championship, here on Thursday.
While Anil registered a thrilling come-from-behind 7-6 victory over Uzbekistan’s Muhammadali Shamsiddinov to clinch the bronze medal in the Greco-Roman 85kg category, Jyoti (women’s 75kg) won the bronze after she lost in the semifinal to Japan’s Masako Furuichi, as the Japanese girl made it to the gold medal round. Anil fought hard to climb up the podium on the day when India bagged two medals out of five outings.
Having entered the bronze medal play-off after his opponent, who defeated him in the quarterfinal match, made the gold medal round, Anil showed fabulous skills and technique to finish third.
“I just wanted to come out of that position when I was down on the mat and with the help of my coaches who were guiding me, I could turn the table around,” Anil, hailing from Sonepat, said.