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Wrestling: More medals for hosts

On Day 4 of the Asian Wrestling Championship, the Indian Greco-Roman team proved that they are a force to reckon, reports HT Correspondent.

other Updated: May 16, 2010 00:30 IST
HT Correspondent

On Day 4 of the Asian Wrestling Championship, the Indian Greco-Roman team proved that they are a force to reckon.

The hosts added two more medals to the four they have already picked up. Four Indians were in the fray, and all four came within a whisker of medals. Rajender Kumar lost to Kyun Jin Choi of Korea in the 55 kg final to settle for the silver. Sunil Kumar got the better of Tahi Sutep Oomchompoo in the 66kg category repechage final to bag India’s second medal of the day. In other encounters of the day, Manoj Kumar lost to Iran's Davoud Abedinzadeh 0-3, 0-1 in the bronze medal play-off in the 84 kg category.

Dharmender Dalal was also in the running for a bronze, but he too missed out, losing narrowly, 0-1, 0-2 to Liu Deli of China in the 120 kg category.

With Saturday’s wins, India’s tally in the championships rose to six — two gold, one silver and three bronze medals.