World Cadet Wrestling: Gold For Anil Kumar

Indian wrestler Anil Kumar won the gold medal in the 50 kg freestyle category at the World Cadet Championship, held in Sarajevo, Bosnia.

Dominating victory for Anil Kumar


Anil Kumar

Anil’s medal in the championship is India’s second medal so far. Earlier, Ankus had won the silver medal in the 38 kg female category. Anil defeated Iran’s returning world champion Efan Aeini for the win. The Indian grappler took a quick 6-0 lead, thanks to a body tackle and gut wrench in the opening 20 seconds. Anil then managed to keep his lead and closed the match with a score of 10-6.

He had defeated Mangolia’s Tumentsogt Bold 10-0 in the semi-finals, and defeated Ertugrul Kahveci of Turkey 12-2 in the quarter finals.

“I am very happy for making my country proud by winning the gold medal. After a winning start in the championship, my confidence level has gone up and it had helped me in winning the finals. I would like to thank my coaches for their efforts during the camp that helped me to win the medal,” Anil said.

The president of Wrestling Federation of India, Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh shared his thoughts on Anil’s win as well.

“It’s a proud moment for the entire wrestling fraternity and country that our wrestlers have won second medal in the Cadet World Championship. I congratulate Anil and his coaches for showing their commitment.”

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