India bagged four bronze medals on the opening day of the Asian Junior Wrestling Championships at the
4000-seating capacity Sphanhin Gymsnasium in Phuket (Thailand) today.
Competing in the tournament under new FILA rules, Indian wrestlers who got bronze medals were Nitin (55 kg), Deepak Kumar (60 kg), Prabhpal Singh (84 kg) and Parveen Dagar (96 kg).
Iran wrestlers dominated the opening day by capturing two gold, one silver and three bronze medals in the six-finals slated for today in the Greco-Roman style competitions.
Iran captured gold medals through Yousef Ghaderian (84 kg) and Sayedmostafa(96 kg). Ramin Taherisartang fetched silver for Iran as he went down fighting to Obloberdiev Khusrav (TJK) in the 66 kg final.
Iran also won three bronze medals. Behrooz Maleki (55 kg),Behrooz Maleki (60 kg) and Farshad Rostami Kia (74 kg) gave Iran bronze medals. Wrestling Federation of India secretary Raj Singh, who is also secretary of the Asian Associated Wrestling Council was present on the occasion and also distributed medals.
Result: Greco-Roman: Men: 55 kg: 1 Mahmudov Ahmadjon (UZB), Kim Seung Hak (KOR), 3 Nitin (IND) and Behrooz Maleki (IRI.) 60-kg:1 Murakami Ryo (JPN), 2 Asanaliev Bekbolsun (KGZ), 3 Deepak Kumar (IND) and Behrooz Maleki (IRI). 66-kg: 1 Obloberdiev Khusrav (TJK), 2 Ramin Taherisartang (IRI), 3 Kandybayev
Zhanibek (KAZ) and Nadirov Farzanda (KGZ). 74-kg: 1 Omirzak Abunassyr (KAZ), 2 Shirdakov Samat (KGZ), 3 Sakabe So (JPN) and Farshad Rostami Kia (IRI). 84 kg: 1 Yousef Ghaderian (IRI), 2Choi Jun Kyeong (KOR), 3 Prabhpal Singh (IND) and Otabekov Jonibek (UZB). 96 kg: 1 Sayedmostafa S. (IRI), 2 Zhorobekov Kambar
(KGZ), 3 Turdiev Jahongir (UZB) and Praveen Dagar (IND).