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India start campaign at Asian U-15 Championships with 8 medals

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Indian wrestlers began their U-15 campaign on a high as they bagged eight medals, including two gold and six silver, in the U-15 Asian Championships in Taichung City, Chinese Taipei on Friday.

In the freestyle category, all the three Indian wrestlers in action on day one won medals. Ravi Kumar defeated Japan's Daito Katsume 4-2 to claim the first gold for India in the 44kg. In a tense final that saw both the young wrestlers in a neck and neck fight saw the Delhi boy prevail at the end.

In the 41 kg, Aman from Haryana bagged silver medals losing to Adi Serikuly of Kazakhstan while Yogesh Bijore of Madhya Pradesh also ended up with a silver in the 38Kg.

In the women's free style category, four Indian girls were in action and with the draw being a poll of five wrestlers only in each of the weight categories, the matches were played in round robin league where India's Deepika Nain bagged the yellow medal in the 62 kg category and Aarti Saroha (54 kg) and Nitika (58 kg) settled for silver medals.

And in the Greco-Roman category, three Indians were also in action as two of the wrestlers, Harikesh (48 kg) and Anil More (52 kg) bagged silver medals after finishing at the podium finish.

10 Indians will be in action on Saturday as India look to improve their overall medal standings.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, November 22 2019. 21:00 IST
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