India ends junior worlds without gold, Deepak wins silver

India ended the championship with six medals - three silvers and as many bronze medals. Greco Roman grapplers delivered three medals while the women won two bronze.

Deepak Punia celebrates after winning gold in the Free Style (86kg category) during the 2018 Junior Asian Wrestling Championship.   -  PTI

A gold medal remained elusive for India at the junior world wrestling championship as Deepak Punia settled for a silver after losing the 86kg free style final to Turkey’s Arif Ozen on Sunday.

Deepak, who won junior Asian gold in New Delhi, lost 1-2 to Ozen, scoring the only point with just three seconds to go.

India ended the championship with six medals - three silvers and as many bronze medals. Greco Roman grapplers delivered three medals while the women won two bronze.

Much was expected from Sachin Rathi but he was outwitted in the 74kg bronze medal match, which he lost by technical superiority to Canada’s Devid Betanov.

In the 92kg, Sanjeet could not reach the medal round losing his repechage round 6-7 to Erhan Yaylaci. In Greco Roman, Vijay (60kg) and Sajan (77kg) won a silver each while Vijay (55kg) won a bronze.

In the women’s events, Mansi (57kg) and Anshu Malik (59) won a bronze each.

Deepak’s silver was only medal for free style wrestlers.