U-23 Nationals: Sajan Bhanwal emerges champion

Bhanwal also earns a spot in India’s Greco Roman team for the U-23 World Championship.

File Photo: Sajan Bhanwal (right) is the only Indian to win two World Championship medals.   -  PTI

India’s Sajan Bhanwal has expectedly earned a spot in the country’s Greco Roman team for the U-23 World Championship by emerging champion in U-23 Nationals, which concluded here on Sunday.

Sajan won gold in the 77kg Under-23 Nationals for Haryana, which finished third in the team championship. Sajan is the only Indian to win two junior World Championship medals.

With four gold, two silver and three bronze medals, Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) took the team championship.

Arjun (55kg), Rajeet (63kg), Rahul (72kg) and Deepak (130kg) won gold for Services.

The only category in which SSCB did not win a medal was 97kg, in which Haryana’s Ravi took gold with a win over Rajasthan’s Pushpendra. Delhi finished second (170 points) ahead of Haryana (136).