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Wrestling: India bags 8 Medals at Matteo Pellicone Ranking Series 2021 held in Rome, Italy 

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Bajrang Punia takes gold and number one rankThe 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.  The series was conducted for the categories of Freestyle, Greco-Roman & Women Wrestling.

  • Around 26 Countries participated in the Tournament which was organized by the United World Wrestling (UWW).

Winner Category Medal
Bajrang Punia Men’s 65 Kg (Freestyle) Gold
Vinesh Phogat Women’s 53 Kg Gold
Sarita Mor Women’s 57 Kg Silver
Vishal Kaliramana Men’s 70 Kg (Freestyle) Bronze
Neeraj Men’s 63 Kg (Greco-Roman) Bronze
Kuldeep Malik Men’s 72 Kg (Greco-Roman) Bronze
Naveen Men’s 130 Kg (Greco-Roman) Bronze
Arjun Halakurki Men’s 55 Kg (Greco-Roman) Bronze

Highlights

  • Bajrang Punia won his 2nd Consecutive Gold Medal in the Men’s 65 Kg (Freestyle) of the Matteo Pellicone Ranking Series event. With this victory, he became the World Number 1 in the 65 Kg category.
  • Vinesh Phogat clinched the Gold Medal in the 53 Kg of Women’s Wrestling, with this she also became the World Number one.

Recent Related News:

i.On 16th December 2020 India’s Women wrestler Anshu Malik won the Silver medal in the 57 Kg category at the Individual World Cup 2020 held at Belgrade, Serbia organized by United World Wrestling(UWW).

About United World Wrestling (UWW):

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