Veer Dev Gulia wins Bronze in Junior World Wrestling

Veer Dev Gulia

India began their campaign in the Junior World Wrestling Championships on a positive note last night, as Veer Dev Gulia bagged a bronze medal on the opening day of the competition at Tampere in Finland.

In the Men's 74 kg freestyle category, Gulia finished third after beating Yamasaki Yajuro of Japan, 8-5 in the bronze medal play-off bout.

Gulia had made it to the play-off despite losing in the quarterfinals as his last-eight stage opponent Isa Shapiev of Uzbekistan reached the gold medal round.

However, another Indian Ravinder, who also made it to the bronze medal round in 60 kg freestyle section, lost out on a third-place finish. He lost to Japan's Hiromu Sakaki, 6-9.

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