Ravinder earns first medal for India; clinches silver at World Wrestling Championship

News Bharati    31-Oct-2019
New Delhi, October: Indian grappler Ravinder won a silver medal at the Under-23 World Wrestling Championship in Budapest after going down to Kyrgyzstan's Ulukbek Zholdoshbekov in the final. This was India's first medal at the 2019 edition and overall fifth silver at the Championships.

Ravinder led till the end of the first period but a strong comeback from Ulukbek ensured that the latter won the bout 5-3 by superiority of play. Despite the loss, it was a creditable performance from Ravinder who had won gold at the South Asian Games in 2016 and also a bronze at the Cadet Asian Championships in 2014. 
Among other Indians, Jyoti stormed into the semi-finals, with a 12-1 win over Moldova's Maria Leorda in the women's 50-kg bout.