Tampere, August 8: Indian athletes continue to shine in the international sports arena as two wrestlers Veer Dev Gulia and Ravinder are very close to clinch bronze medal in their respective weight categories of the Junior World Wrestling Championships which is being held in Tampere, Finland.
On the other side, Gulia, however, made the bronze medal play-offs of men's 74kg freestyle after his quarterfinal round opponent Isa Shapiev of Uzbekistan reached the gold medal round. Gulia started off well by beating Johann Christoph Steinforth of Germany 6-2 in the 1/8 stage, but lost in the quarterfinals 0-11 to the Uzbek wrestler.
But with Shapiev entering the gold medal round, Gulia got another chance and took full advantage of it by defeating Ty Stuart Bridgwater of Canada 5-0 in his repechage bout. Gulia will take on Yamasaki Yajuro of Japan in his bronze medal bout. Other Indians in the fray Suraj Aswala in 50kg and Monu in 96kg category bowed out of the tournament.