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India clinches bronze in wrestling at Doha

india Updated: Dec 11, 2006 13:28 IST
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Vinayak Dalvi provided Indian with an unexpected bronze medal in the men's Greco-Roman wrestling event of the Asian Games, by winning his last bout in the 55 kg category in Doha.

The 21-year-old won his first bout in the morning session but lost the second in the evening at the Aspire Hall.

However, the play off for the bronze medal was necessitated as Kyrgyzstan's Rinat Usupjanov also had an identical three points.

Dalvi beat Rinat 3-1 with 11 techical points as against 8 by his rival in the bronze-medal bout late on Sunday  night. "I was confident and I was fully trained for the event," he said after winning India's first medal on the mat. I am aiming for a gold in the Olympics now," he added.

Following the bronze, India's overall medal tally stood at 6-13-13.