India’s Gurpreet Singh and Harpreet Singh entered the bronze medal play-off round of their respective Greco-Roman weight divisions at the Asian Wrestling Championship, which commenced in New Delhi today.
Gurpreet (75kg) had to win a repechage round beating Burgo Beishaliev of Kyrgyzstan to make the cut. Harpreet (80kg) reached the bronze medal round when his Korean opponent June- Hyoung Kim, who had beaten him in the quarterfinal, entered the gold medal round.
However, it was curtains for the other three Indian Greco-Roman wrestlers — Ravinder (66kg), Hardeep (98kg) and Naveen (130kg).
India had bagged 9 medals – 1 Gold, 3 Silver and 5 Bronze – in the last edition of the tournament held in Bangkok last year. In the competition, 112 freestyle, 103 Greco-Roman and 83 female wrestlers are vying for 24 Gold and Silver, and 48 bronze medals.