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India wins 7 medals in UWW Matteo Pellicone Ranking Series 2020 held in Rome, Italy

The Indian wrestling team has clinched 7 medals (4 gold, 2 silver, and a bronze) in the 1st UWW (United World Wrestling) Matteo Pellicone Rome Ranking Series 2020 held from January 15 – 18, 2020  in the Italian Capital, Rome. The 4-day tournament, organized by UWW, has featured all the 3 disciplines – freestyle, Greco Roman and women’s wrestling. The 2020 ranking series consists of two events: the 1st, which already held in Rome, Italy and the 2nd will held from June 4-7, 2020 in Warsaw, Poland.The ranking series started in 2019.List of Indian winner:

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S.No Winner Category Medal
1 Bajrang Punia 65kg freestyle Gold
2 Ravi Kumar Dahiya 61kg freestyle Gold
3 Vinesh Phogat 53kg Gold
4 Gurpreet Singh 82kg -Greco-roman Gold
5 Anshu Malik 57kg Silver
6 Sunil Kumar 97kg Silver
7 Sajan Bhanwal 77 kg Bronze

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Key Highlights:

i.Vinesh Phogat, an Indian wrestler, who won Commonwealth (2014 Glasgow, 2018 Gold Coast) & 2018 Asian Games, has won the final of the Rome Ranking Series 2020. She defeated Ecuador’s Luisa Elizabeth Valverde to win the gold medal in 53 Kg ctaegory by a scoreline of 4-0.

ii.Bajrang Punia won the gold against USA’s Jordan Michael Oliver in 65kg freestyle category by 4-3 scores. On the other hand, Wrestler Ravi Kumar Dahiya clinched the gold by defeating Kazakhstan’s Nurbolat Abdualiyev with 12-2 scores in 61 kg category final.

About United World Wrestling (UWW):
Motto
– Welcome to the New World of Wrestling
PresidentNenad Lalovic
Headquarters– Corsier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland
It is the international governing body for the sport of amateur wrestling.