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Bajrang sets up Asian finals against Nemesis Otogur, Ravi also advances

Bajrang Punia didn’t face a lot competitors, whereas Ravi Kumar Dahiya was spectacular as two Olympic Olympic wrestlers reached their respective class finals on the Asian Championships right here on Saturday.

Narsingh Pancham Yadav (74 kg) and Satyavrat Kadian (97 kg), who reached the medal spherical, will combat for bronze after dropping their respective semi-finals.

Bajrang had no problem assembly Yongseok Jeong of the earlier Korea, who barely attacked in his 65kg bout. His first scoring level was a counter-down and earned one other for his opponent’s inaction.

Subsequent for him was Mongolia’s Bilgun Sarmandh, which he pinned to make sure his manner into the summit wrestle.

He could be up in opposition to his Japanese nemesis Takoto Otoguro, showing within the highest contact.

Bajrang misplaced the 2018 World Championship title and the Asian Championship ultimate final yr to the Japanese.

Ravi Dahiya (57 kg) returns to the mat after a stable efficiency yr after yr. He final participated within the occasion in New Delhi the place he received a gold medal.

He had slowed down the block, however turned his basic chief after the primary interval in opposition to Nodirjon Safarov of Uzbekistan in his opening bout. As soon as he received into his rhythm, his strikes have been too scorching for his opponent to deal with, as he received 9–2.

Ravi had additionally left quite a bit in his tank, whereas Safarov had misplaced his steam ultimately, making it simpler for the Indians to attain.

He subsequent confronted Ali MM Aburamela of Palestine and received over technical superiority. She might be competing in opposition to Aliza Nosratolah Sarlak of Iran, who was very spectacular together with her race within the ultimate.

Kadian went into the 97kg quarter-finals and received 8–0 in a straightforward 8–0 win over Arslanbek Turdubov of Kyrgyzstan.

He scored two factors within the first interval, whereas within the second his opponent was fiercely attacked via take-down strikes. He performed sensible to win 4–1 within the quarter-finals in opposition to Muhammadshul Rakhimov of Uzbekistan.

He then confronted Ali Khalil Shabanibengar of Iran and misplaced the semi-finals with technical superiority in simply 25 seconds.

Karan went forward with a 3–1 win over Iran’s Amirhosin Ali Hosseini within the 70kg quarter however misplaced the subsequent bout 0–6 to Sirbaj Talgat of Kazakhstan.

This story is printed from a wire company feed with out modifications of the textual content.

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