India has claimed the 8th spot in the recently held Asian Wrestling Championship 2019 in Xian, China from April 23 to April 28.
While Bajrang Punia won the Gold Medal in 65 kg category beating Sayatbek Okassov, India’s Greco Roman Wrestlers Sunil Kumar(87kg) and Gurpreet Singh (77kg) bagged the silver medal. According to sources, Sunil Kumar lost to Iran’s wrestler Hossein Ahmad Nouri, Gurpreet Singh lost to Korea’s Hyeanwoo Kim despite having a good win before Bakhit Sharif (Qatar). Harpreet Singh(82kg) also bagged silver medal in men’s Greeco Roman style of wrestling. Amit Kumar Dhankar and Parveen Rana and Vicky Chahar bagged the silver medal in free style.
A total number of 10 countries participated in this event. The action took place at Xidian University Gymnasium. The event became glorious for India as they finished at the 8th spot with 16 medals.