Indian wrestlers won five medals on Saturday.
7:35 pm That concludes all the action from the final day of the Asian Wrestling Championship 2021. Thank you for joining us! Keep tuning in to Khel Now for all the latest updates.
7:30 pm The final day of the Asian Wrestling Championship 2021 concludes with India winning one silver and one bronze. Deepak Punia won silver in the 86kg weight category, whereas Sanjeet grabbed a podium place courtesy of his bronze medal win in the 92kg weight category.
7:26 pm Sanjeet clinches bronze as he wins by a margin of 11-8.
7:23 pm Sanjeet looks unstoppable as he leads 11-4.
7:20 pm Sanjeet leads 5-2 at the moment.
7:18 pm Sanjeet takes a 1-0 lead.
7:16 pm The 92kg bronze medal match has started.
7:12 pm Sanjeet will be up against Uzbekistan’s Rustam Shodiev.
7:06 pm India’s Sanjeet will soon be vying for the bronze medal in the 92kg weight category.
7:02 pm Iran’s Hassan Aliazam Yazdanichara walks away after a stroll in the park.
7:00 pm Punia suffers a crushing 10-0 defeat at the hands of the reigning world and Olympic champion.
6:58 pm Punia struggling at the moment as he trails by 8-0.
6:56 pm Punia with a 2-0 deficit to overcome in the early stages.
6:54 pm And the 86kg final match is underway.
6:52 pm We are just minutes away from the mouth-watering 86kg gold medal match.
6:45 pm Punia defeated Tajikistan’s Bakhodur Kodirov 4-3 in the quarterfinals, before managing a pair of activity-clock points in defeating Kim Gwanuk of South Korea 2-0 in the semifinals.
6:35 pm Deepak Punia could only manage a bronze medal in last year’s tournament in New Delhi but now has the opportunity to win the biggest prize on offer.
6:25 pm Punia, the 2018 world junior silver medalist, caught the wrestling world’s attention when he made an impressive run into the final at the 2019 World Championships in Nursultan, which also served as the initial qualifier for the Tokyo Olympics.
6:15 pm Punia will face a tough challenge in the final against Iran’s Hassan Aliazam Yazdanichara, the reigning world and Olympic champion.
6:05 pm Deepak Punia will next be in action in the 86kg gold medal match.
5:55 pm Ravinder comprehensively beaten by a score line which read 14-4.
5:53 pm Ravinder struggling at the moment as he trails by 6-3.
5:50 pm Ravinder stages a comeback as he now leads by 3-2.
5:48 pm Ravinder trails 0-2.
5:47 pm The 61kg bronze medal clash is underway.
5:45 pm Ravinder’s opponent will be Kyrgyzstan’s Ikromzhon Khadzhimurodov.
5:35 pm India’s Ravinder will soon be in action in the 61kg bronze medal match.
5:15 pm The Asian Wrestling Championship 2021 has been a success for the Indian wrestlers so far as they have won ten medals for their country. A total of six wrestlers have qualified for the Tokyo Olympics so far. Read here
On Day 5, Ravi Kumar clinched gold in the 57kg weight category, whereas Bajrang Punia won silver in the 65kg final. On the other hand, India’s medal tally was enhanced by three bronze medal wins by Karan, Narsingh Yadav and Satywart Kadian in the 70kg, 79kg and 97kg weight categories respectively.
5:00 pm Hello and welcome to Khel Now’s live updates of all the action from DAY 6 of the Asian Wrestling Championship 2021.
The tournament is taking place in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Top-class wrestlers from around the world have gathered in the city to pit their wits against each other. It is a great opportunity for the Indian wrestlers as well to check their potential against some of the very best in the business prior to the Tokyo Olympics.
Day 6 will see some of the best competitors in action.
Deepak Punia – 86 Kg Final
Ravinder – 61 Kg Bronze Medal match
Sanjeet – 92 Kg Bronze Medal match