Hello and Welcome to our coverage of the Fifth Day at the Asian Wrestling Championships
Today the Men Freestyle Wrestling will start and Indian has a star studded team participating.
Current Medals | Two Silvers & Seven Bronze Medal.
Medal Matches Updates
So, we have an Indian in each category medal matches.
Bajrang is going to make his fourth appearance in the Asian Championships Final. He is looking to win his third Asian Gold. Ravi Dahiya will be looking for third straight Asian Title.
Ravi wins Gold, Bajrang & Gourav win Silver and Naveen, Satywart bring home Bronze Medals
6:00 pm | Satywart Kadian FS97 is in to grab the fifth medal for India and he has started of in an aggressive manner, something you dont see in the heavy weight category. Leads 6-0 over Saparov wrestler from Turkmenistan. Start of the second half and he wasted no time to grab his fifth medal at the Asian Championships. His third bronze and India’s Second Bronze of the day.
5:35 pm | Young 21 year old Gourav Baliyan takes on Iranian in the third final of the day for India. First half Savadkouhi took a lead of 8-0 but Gourav came back with couple of two pointer to close the gap and go into first half at 4-8. and its a 6-9 for Gourav currently and a warning for the Iranian. All happening here on the mat. Iranian get the 30 sec clock on his head very soon. Comeon Gourav one more 2 pointer as Iranian gets the second caution. Gourav makes is 9-9 with 10 second to go. What a great fight by Gourav and he grabs the Silver. Good Fightback by the youngster. Second Asian Championship Silver for him
Source | UWW
4:45 pm | Next up is Naveen who is up against local medal hope Enkhtuya in the Bronze medal match of 70kg Category. He is up against world junior bronze medalist. Score now is 2-0 and now he grabs a couple. Takes his opponent for a FALL. NAVEEN WINS A BRONZE MEDAL. Good Job Young Man
4:25 pm | Bajrang on the mat now, up against Amouzadkhali of 🇮🇷. Iran are always tough opponents in freestyle and Bajrang has not been in the beat of the forms since morning. But We HOPE FOR A GOLD. Bajrang concedes a point for passivity. Not much happening both wrestlers trying to weigh their opponent. End of first half 0-1. Its a return of favor from the Iranian and score 1-1. Just moments later Bajrang loses control and two points to Iranian 1-3. Bajrang Loses and ends up with a Silver Medal. He now has 2 Gold Medal 4 Silver Medal and 2 bronze medal. Have a look at his prolific career and he is only 28 years old
Source | UWW
3:55 pm | Ravi arrives for his match against Kalzhan from 🇰🇿 and as in many cases concedes the first point. He comes back with a two pointer. Score 2-2. Quickly makes it 8-2 at the end of first half and walks as if nothing happened. Great character he is. So focussed on the goal. Four more points Ravi. Some really fast paced wrestling going on. AND HE HAS DONE IT. 12-2
RAVI IS YET AGAIN AN ASIAN CHAMPION. Third straight time
Source | UWW
3:50 pm | First up will be Ravi Dahiya who is looking for Third Straight Asian Championships gold. The much awaited contest between Ravi and Abdullaev couldnt happen and currently he is struggling to bag even the Bronze Medal. Some matchups you know just dont happen. And he loses. No Medal for the wrestler from Uzbek.
Three Indians Enter Final of Asian Wrestling Championships
Ravi Kumar Dahiya FS57, Bajrang Punia FS65 & Gourav Baliyan FS79 Enter Finals in contrasting fashion.
FS57 Ravi Ind vs Rakhat Kaz | MatB 259 | Gold Medal
FS65 Bajrang Ind vs Rahman Mousa Iri | MatB 262 | Gold Medal
FS70 Naveen Ind vs Enkhtuya Mgl | MatB 262 | Bronze Medal
FS79 Gourav Ind vs Savadkouhi Iri | MatB 268 | Gold Medal
FS97 Satywart Ind v Saparov Tkm | MatB 270 | Bronze Medal
11:10 am | Gourav Baliyan who was leading for most of the match suddenly found himself down 4-5. With very little time left he ensure that he collects couple of 2 pointers to make it to Final of Asian Championships. Great performance by the 21 year old youngster. He had won Silver medal at ’20 championships held in Delhi. Infact that final also involved these two and in a way this was Gourav’s moment.
10:50 am | And Ravi Kumar Dahiya FS57 was down 0-4 and then as always makes a tremendous comeback to defeat the local hope Zandanbud 12-5 comprehensively. He awaits his opponent for the Final. Second Final for India
10:48 am | Bajrang scores a hard fought victory with good defence against Haji Ali from Brn 3-1 to book his slot in the Championship match in the afternoon
10:45 am | Satywart was looking all exhausted and gave the last two pointer easily to lose 0-10.
10:40 am | Three SemiFinals going on simultaneously. Too much action on the mat. Ravi was down 0-4 but the master of comeback has bought it back to 4-4. Satywart is trailing 0-4 to Iranian who visibily looks much fitter. Bajrang is yet to score a two pointer or more is leading for the passivity point 1-0
10:28 am | Naveen loses his Quarterfinal match against Akmataliev from Tkm 3-6. He will now hope that the opponent makes the Final for Naveen hopes to be alive in the championships.
10:26 am | Gourav Baliyan You Beauty. The Youngster was itching to go to the mat and get back from there. He took 28 Seconds to close the match against Gurbanmyrat from Tkm. In the FS79 category he will now be up against Arsalan on MatB 238
10:10 am | In yet another suprise reults coming on the way, seems the much awaited clash between Abdullaev and Ravi will need to wait as Abdullaev is currently struggling in the Quaterfinal clash and he lost
10:02 am | Ravi Kumar Dahiya FS57 scores a commanding victory over Japanese Rikuto Arai 14-4, and in a surprising turn of events Reza Hussain lost to Zanabazar to book his fight with Ravi in SemiFinals MatA 219.
10:00 am | Bajrang Punia FS65 defeats Abbos from Uzb with two passivity points and a one pointer to advance to SemiFinals. He will meet Haji Ali from Bahrain in the SemiFinals MatC252
9:35 am | In a battle of last championships Bronze medal winners Satywart Kadian defeats Ishiguro from Japan to advance to Semifinals in FS97 Category. He is expected to run into the Iranian in the SemiFinals
9:25 am | Naveen FS70 starts the day with an emphatic win over Perman from Tkm. He defeated him 11-0 in the first half to set up the Quaterfinal clash with Ernazar from Kgz on MatC 250
FS57 Ravi Kumar vs Jpn/Ple | Quarterfinals | MatB231
FS65 Bajrang vs Kor/Uzb | Quarterfinals | MatC 247
FS70 Naveen vs Perman Tkm | Qualification | MatA 211
FS79 Gourav vs Gurbanmyrat Tkm | Quarterfinals | MatB 234
FS97 Satywart vs Ishiguro Jpn | Quarterfinals | MatA 212
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