Junior World C'ships: India finishes with three medals

Sachin Rana's defeat in the repechage round ended hopes of a fourth medal.

Representative Image: The Indian women drew a blank for the first time in three years. Photo: Getty Images

In a below par show, the Indian wrestling contingent will return with just three medals from the Junior World Wrestling Championships.

Sachin Rana’s defeat in the repechage round in the Greco Roman competition here on Sunday ended hopes of a fourth medal. Rana needed to beat Gerogia’s Diego Chkhvadze in the 60kg repechage but he ended up losing 1-5 despite getting a chance to score from his choice of position following a penalty.

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Only Sajan Bhanwal managed to win a bronze from among Greco Roman grapplers.

Sajan won his third medal in a row at junior Worlds when he beat Turkey’s Abdurrahman Kalkan by technical superiority in the 77kg bout on Saturday.

Deepak had earlier won a gold in 86kg and Viky a bronze in the 92kg in the men’s freestyle competition while the Indian women drew a blank for the first time in three years.

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