Taiwan, June 17: Indian contingent has shined in the 2017 Asian Junior Wrestling Championships in Taiwan as the grapplers clinched seven medals including one Gold. However, India on the first day of championship bagged only two medals while on the second day managed to clinch five medals including Gold, two Silvers & two Bronze.
Pooja Gehlot created a history by beating a tough opponent from Japan (Chisaki) by 6-5 in a nail biting contest to bag the only Gold for India. Earlier, she defeated Cih Chiu of Chinese Taipei in the semi-finals comfortably by 11-2 to book her seat to the finals. Pooja is supported by Olympic Gold Quest NGO & surely is a future talent to watch.
Manju Kumari bagged India’s third medal in Women’s freestyle category after she defeated Kyrgyzstan's opponent by technical superiority (10-0). Unfortunately, another wrestler in Girl’s Freestyle final Sonu had to face defeat from her Chinese opponent by 4-14 in 44 kg category & had to settle for a silver medal only.
Satish in boys 120 KG Greco-Roman category had to settle for Silver too as he couldn’t overcome the challenge of Hossein from Iran & had to face defeat by 3-6. While Manish in 55 kg category surpasses his opponent from Japan by 7-5 in a close and intense match to win another Bronze for India. With this medal, India finished their campaign in Boy’s Greco-Roman category with 4 medals (1 Silver & 3 Bronze).