Samsun, July 28: Indian athletes continue to shine in the international sports arena. Notably, Indian athletes opened the account for India after winning four medals in Deaflympics 2017. On the ninth day of Deaflympics 2017 held in Samsun, Virender Singh won gold in wrestling and Diksha Dagar got silver in golf while two bronze medals were also added by Ajay Kumar (65kg) and Sumit Dahiya (97kg) winning matches in their respective categories.
On the other side, Ajay Kumar in 65 Kg category defeated Argishti Babayan of Armenia by a technical fall in the match for the bronze medal after he lost to China’s Dorjdagua Chinzorig in the quarterfinals. Sumit, after he got defeated by Ichan Citak of Turkey, won the match against Iran’s Mohammad Rasoul Ghamar technical fall, hence, bagging the bronze medal in 97 Kg category.
Meanwhile, major fall back came for Diksha Dagar as she missed the gold in the final round by losing to Kaylin Yost of the USA in golf. She was seeded directly into the semifinals. Till now India has secured one gold, one silver and two bronze medals in the tournament.