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Wrestling : India bags 14 Medals in Asian Wrestling Champions 2021 at Almaty, Kazakhstan

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India clinches 14 medals in Asian Wrestling Championships 2021India bagged 14 Medals (5 Gold, 3 Silver, 6 Bronze) in the 2021 Asian Wrestling Championships held at Almaty, Kazakhstan from April 13-18, 2021. It is the 34th edition of the Asian Wrestling Championships.

  • Iran & Kazakhstan both finished at the Top Position with 17 Medals each.
  • The championships took place across 3 disciplines of wrestling – Men’s Freestyle, Men’s Greco-Roman & Women’s Wrestling (Freestyle).
  • It is organized by the United World Wrestling (UWW).

Rank Country Medals
     1 Iran 17

(Gold – 7, Silver- 5, Bronze -5)

Kazakhstan 17

(Gold – 7, Silver- 5, Bronze -5)

3 India 14

(Gold – 5, Silver – 3, Bronze – 6)

Vinesh Phogat, Anshu Malik and Divya Kakran win gold medals

India’s Medal Winners

Winner Category Medal
Ravi Kumar Dahiya Men’s Freestyle –  57 Kg Gold
Vinesh Phogat Women’s Freestyle – 53 Kg Gold
Anshu Malik Women’s Freestyle – 57 Kg Gold
Sarita Mor Women’s Freestyle – 59 Kg Gold
Divya Kakran Women’s Freestyle – 72 Kg Gold
Bajrung Punia Men’s Freestyle – 65 Kg Silver
Deepak Punia Men’s Freestyle – 86 Kg Silver
Sakshi Malik Women’s Freestyle – 65 Kg Silver
Karan Mor Men’s Freestyle – 70 Kg Bronze
Narsingh Yadav Men’s Freestyle – 79 Kg Bronze
Sanjeet Men’s Freestyle – 92 Kg Bronze
Satyawart Kadian Men’s Freestyle – 97 Kg Bronze
Pooja Sihag Women’s Freestyle – 76 Kg Bronze
Seema Bisla Women’s Freestyle – 50 Kg Bronze

Highlights

i.Vinesh Phogat claimed her Maiden Gold Medal in Asian Wrestling Championships. She won the Gold medal in the Women’s Freestyle 53 Kg event.

ii.Divya Kakran bagged the Gold Medal in the Women’s 72 Kg Freestyle, while Sakshi Malik bagged the Silver medal in the Women’s 65 Kg Freestyle.

iii.Sarita Mor won Gold medal in the Women’s 59 Kg Freestyle,

  • She became the 1st Indian Woman to win consecutive gold medals at the Asian Wrestling Championships. She won the Gold Medal in the same category in the 2020 Asian Wrestling Championships held at New Delhi.

iv.Ravi Kumar Dahiya bagged the Gold medal in the Men’s 57 Kg Freestyle retained his Asian Championship Title.

  • He won the Gold medal in the same category in the 2020 Asian Wrestling Championships.
  • He also became the Third Indian Male wrestler (after Yogeshwar Dutt and Bajrang Punia) to secure a second Asian Championships gold medal.

Recent Related News:

i.March 11, 2021, The 14-member Indian Wrestling Contingent bagged 8 medals (2 Gold, 1 Silver, 5 Bronze) at the Matteo Pellicone Ranking Series 2021 held at Rome, Italy from March 4-7, 2021.

About  United World Wrestling  (UWW)

President– Nenad Lalovic
Headquarters– Corsier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland