Indian Greco-Roman wrestlers do poorly at World Championships

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Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan), Sep 15 (IANS) Indian Greco-Roman wrestlers continued to disappoint at the World Championships as all three missed the Olympic qualification mark, which was at stake here on Sunday.

The Olympic qualification was at stake in three categories, while Manish (67kg), Sunil Kumar (87kg) and Ravi (97kg) gave a poor account of themselves to bow out with a whimper.

Ravi won India’s first bout against Chinese Taipei’s Cheng Hao Chen but the overall picture was grim as the other three wrestlers in action did not score a point.

Manish lost to Devvid Tihomirov Dimitrov and then the Bulgarian lost his quarterfinal 0-6 to Denmark’s Fredrik Holmquist Bjerrhuus, ending Manish’s hopes to get into the medal round via repechage.

In the 87kg category, Sunil lost 0-6 to USA’s Joseph Patrick Rau.

The American lost his pre-quarterfinal by technical superiority to Belarus’ Mikalai Stadub, ensuring the Indian’s exit.

–IANS

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