Bulgaria, April 10: In the International Dan Kolov-Nikola Petrov tournament held at Bulgaria, Europe where India won three medals. Bajrang Punia bagged silver medal in 64kg category while Ritu Phogat in the 48kg category and Divya Kakran in the 69kg category won Bronze medal. The tournament was conducted on 8 and 9 April.Indian players took the tournament as an opportunity to get the much needed practice before the big Asian Tournament as this was the last tournament before Asian Championships.
When Ritu Phogat was relaxed for winning Bronze in 48 kg category, Bajrang was feeling bad as he lost finals to Novachkov of Belarus and he had to get satisfied with that but overall it will be a good outing for him ahead. Other than Ritu and Bajrang, another girl Divya Kakran played in 69 kg category, won bronze too. On Day 1 of the tournament, India won three medals, one silver and two bronze.
This will be a first international outing for Vinesh after the Rio Olympics where she had to fine her quarterfinal match due to a knee injury with a hope that she will come with a bang.