World Wrestling Championship: India Continue To Struggle

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The Indian Wrestlers have failed to make a mark in the world wrestling championship as they are yet to win a medal.

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Babita Kumari during her bout

After the disappointment in the first day, the Indians struggled in the second and third day as well. Ravinder Singh, who competed in the 59kg category of Greco-Roman wrestling, lost to Rovshan Bayramov of Azerbaijan 1-9 in the Round of 1/16. He then got a chance to compete in the Repechage, but he failed to win that bout as well. He lost to Yun Won-Chol of North Korea 2-6 in the Repechage.

Elsewhere, Mohammad Rafiq Holi who competed in the 71kg category lost his battle against Akrem Boudjemline of Algeria by a score line of 4-7. Harpeet Singh (80kg) was defeated by Askhat Dilmukhamedov of Kazakhstan while Naveen (130kg) was defeated by Meng Qiang of China.

Women disappoint at World Wrestling Championship

There were high hopes on the shoulders of Indian women at the World Wrestling Championship. However, lady luck did not smile and it proved to be a forgettable outing.

World Championship Bronze medalist Babita Kumari reached the quarter finals of the Greco-Roman 53kg category but lost to Xuechun Zhong of China 2-6. She had defeated Aide Maryory Cuero Munoz 17-4, Karima Sanchez Ramis of Spain 9-0 and Nina Hemmer of Germany 13-6 in the earlier rounds.

Vinesh, who won Gold medal at the Commonwealth games, failed to clear the first round. She was defeated by Kim Hyon-gyong of North Korea 4-8. Navjot Kaur was the other Indian who suffered defeat. She was outplayed by Alina Stadnik Makhynia of Ukraine 0-8.

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