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Updated on: Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 11:49 PM IST

Gurpreet Singh, Sunil Kumar settle for silver

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Xi’an (China): India’s Gurpreet Singh and Sunil Kumar settled for a silver medal each in their respective Greco-Roman categories at the Asian Wrestling Championships here on Saturday. On the penultimate day of the competition, India finished with just two silver in the Greco-Roman wrestling even as Prem missed out on a bronze medal finish. Gurpreet had to be satisfied with a second spot after being handed a 0-8 defeat by Hyeonwoo Kim of Korea in the final of 77kg category.

However on his way to the final, Gurpreet put up an impressive show, thrashing Bakhit Sharif K Badr of Qatar 10-0 in the quarterfinals before eking out a narrow 6-5 victory over Tamerlan Shadukayev of Kazakhstan in the last four round. In 87kg, Sunil Kumar stormed into the final after prevailing over Azamat Kustubayev of Kazakhstan 6-6 in his semifinal bout.

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Published on: Sunday, April 28, 2019, 05:27 AM IST
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