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Asian Wrestling Championship 2019

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The Asian Wrestling Championship 2019 was held in Xi’an, China from April 23 to April 28, 2019. India won 16 medals which include 1 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze by men’s freestyle wrestlers, 3 silver and 1 bronze by men’s Greco-Roman wrestlers and 4 bronze won by women’s freestyle wrestlers. India ranked 8th place in the tournament and the first three countries ranked in the tournament were Iran followed by China and Japan.

Asian Wrestling Championship 2019Top 5 Countries in Medal Tally

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Iran 11 0 6 17
2 China 5 5 6 16
3 Japan 4 7 6 17
4 Uzbekistan 2 3 5 10
5 Kazakhstan 2 2 12 16

Indian Wrestlers in Asian Wrestling Championship 2019
Bajrang Punia bags gold in 65-kg Category
i.A 25-year old Bajrang Punia, from Haryana defeated Kazakhstan’s Sayatbek Okassov by 12-7 in 65 kg men’s free style.
ii.This was India’s fifth medal and the only gold medal in Asian Wrestling Championship 2019.
iii.Previously, Punia won gold medal in Asian Wrestling Championship 2017 and bronze medal in 2018.
Medals won by Indian Wrestlers

S.No. Event Catogory Name Medal
1. Men’s Freestyle 65-kg Bajrang Punia Gold
2. Men’s Freestyle 74-kg Amit Kumar Dhankar Silver
3. Men’s Freestyle 79-kg Parveen Rana Silver
4. Men’s Freestyle 92-kg Vicky Chahar Silver
5. Men’s Greco-Roman 77-kg Gurpreet Singh Silver
6. Men’s Greco-Roman 82-kg Harpreet Singh Silver
7. Men’s Greco-Roman 87-kg Sunil Kumar Silver
8. Men’s Freestyle 61-kg Rahul Aware Bronze
9. Men’s Freestyle 86-kg Deepak Punia Bronze
10. Men’s Freestyle 97-kg Satyawart Kadian Bronze
11. Men’s Freestyle 125-kg Sumit Malik Bronze
12. Men’s Greco-Roman 60-kg Gyanender Dahiya Bronze
13. Women’s Freestyle 53-kg Vinesh Phogat Bronze
14. Women’s Freestyle 59-kg Manju Kumari Bronze
15. Women’s Freestyle 62-kg Sakshi Malik Bronze
16. Women’s Freestyle 68-kg Divya Kakran Bronze

About Asian Wrestling Championship
The Asian Wrestling Championship was organized by the Asian Associated Wrestling Committee (AAWC). The men’s tournament started in 1979 and the women’s tournament in 1996 and after that the Asian Wrestling Championship has been held every year. The Asian Wrestling Championship 2018 took place at the Kozhomkul Sports Palace, Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan from February 27 to March 4, 2018.