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Wrestler Anil wins gold at World Cadet Championship

Press Trust of India  |  Sarajevo (Bosnia) 

Wrestler Anil today won gold medal in the 50 kg freestyle category to give India its second medal at the World Cadet Championship, being held here.

Anil's gold is the second after female grappler Ankus won silver medal in the 38 kg female category on the third day of the Championship.

"I am very happy for making my country proud by winning 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 medal."

Congratulating Anil on his victory, president Wrestling Federation of India Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, said,"It's a proud moment for 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."

In the 2014 Asian Champion, Anil clinched the gold in the 50 kg freestyle category with a convincing 10-6 win over returning world champion Efan Aeini (IRI).

Anil opened with a quick body tackle and gut wrench for a 6-0 lead less than 20 seconds into the final and then held off the 2014 champion for a 10-6 victory.

Anil's journey to the finals was really impressive as he defeated Mangolia's Tumentsogt Bold 10-0 in the semi-final by technical fall.

In the quarterfinal, Anil easily overcame Ertugrul Kahveci of Turkey 12-2 by technical fall.

First Published: Sun, August 30 2015. 19:07 IST