Greco-Roman wrestlers Arjun Halakurki, Neeraj and Sunil Kumar bagged bronze medals as India opened its account on the opening day of the Asian wrestling championships In Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, on Tuesday.
Arjun erased a 3-0 deficit to beat Ali Nourbakhsh of Iran 10-5 however misplaced to Amangali Bekabolatov of Kazakhstan 10-1 within the 55kg quarterfinals.
Because the Kazakh reached the ultimate, Arjun certified for the bronze medal match, the place he defeated house challenger Davaabandi Munkh Erdene 10-7, to offer India its first medal.
Neeraj misplaced to Tynar Sharshenbekov of Kyrgyzstan 10-4. He obtained a second life because the Kyrgyz wrestler made it to the 63kg title conflict. Neeraj recorded a 7-4 upset win over former Asian champion Islomjon Bakhramov of Uzbekistan within the bronze medal match.
Former Asian champion Sunil Kumar rallied to beat Japanese Masato Sumi, a former Asian silver medallist, 5-3 narrowly however went right down to Uzbek Jalgasbay Berdimuratov 8-0 within the semifinals.
The Indian, who can also be a 2019 silver medallist, obtained the higher of Mongolian Batbayar Lutbayar 9-1 to take the bronze medal in 87kg.
Sajan (77kg) misplaced to Japan’s Kodai Sakuraba 11-1 in a bronze medal contest, whereas Prem (130kg) exited within the first spherical.