Indian Women Wrestlers Win Bronze, Men Fail To Impress

Vinesh Phogat and Geetika Jakhar added two bronze medals to India’s kitty as Indian Women Wrestlers did us proud on Sunday. They succeeded in winning the medals in the women’s freestyle 48 kg and 63 Kg respectively. The two male wrestlers who fought on the opening day were Amit Kumar(57 Kg Freestyle) and Parveen Rana(70 Kg Freestyle). Both the wrestlers were knocked out in the round of 16. Here is a detailed report of the matches played by the Indian grapplers:

Vinesh Phogat (women’s 48 Kg Freestyle)


Vinesh Phogat continued the good work as she added another medal for India

  • Round of 16- bt. Pak Yongmi (North Korea)
  • Quarterfinals- bt. Y Daulatbike (Uzbekistan)
  • Semifinals- lost to Tosaka Eri (Japan)
  • Bronze medal match- bt E Narengerel (Mongolia)

Geetika Jakhar (women’s 63 Kg freestyle)


India’s Geetika Jakhar (top) celebrates after winning against Vietnam’s Ly Thi Hien during the women’s freestyle 48kg match for the bronze medal at the 2014 Asian Games in the Dowon Gymnasium in Incheon on September 27, 2014.

  • Round of 16- bt. Yekaterina Larionova (Kazakhstan)
  • Quarterfinals- bt. A Jaratrawee (Thailand)
  • Semifinals- lost to Xiluo Zhuoma (China)
  • Bronze medal match- bt. Ly Thi Hien (Vietnam)

Amit Kumar (men’s 57 kg freestyle)

  • Round of 16- lost to Morishita Fumitaka (Japan)

Parveen Rana (men’s 70 kg freestyle)

  • Round of 16- lost to Kojima Takafumi (Japan)

More wrestlers will be in action on Sunday. The major attraction being India’s biggest hope and olympic bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt, who will be competing in the 74 kg men’s freestyle. In the women’s circuit, Babita Kumari will look for another medal finish.

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