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Indian wins gold at Asian Cadet Wrestling

Babita Kumari did the country proud by winning the gold medal at the sixth Asian Cadet Wrestling Championship in Thailand.

india Updated: Aug 12, 2006 18:58 IST

Kumari did the country proud by winning the gold medal in the women's 49 kg class on Saturday at the sixth Asian Cadet Wrestling Championship in Bangkok, Thailand.

Babita defeated Japan's Nodoka Nishi to become the third Indian grappler to claim the top honours.

The team also added two silver medals and an equal number of bronze on the fourth day of the championship to take their tally to three gold, four silver and three bronze medals.

India is third on the medal table behind Iran 5-1-4 and Japan 4-3-1.

Anil Dhankar had to be content with a silver medal in the men's 63 kg freestyle category after losing to Korean Kim Jun Chul.

Sandeep Kumar also won the silver in the men's 69 kg freestyle. He suffered a defeat against fancied Iranian wrestler Saeid Tavakol.

The two bronze medals were won by Jaiveer in the 58 kg freestyle and Surender in 54 kg Greco-Roman category.