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World Wrestling Championships: Pruthviraj loses in quarterfinals, Abhimanyu into bronze medal play-off

Representational picture. ANI

Abhimanyu entered the bronze-medal playoff however different Indian free-style wrestlers had a disappointing day on the World Championships in Belgrade on Sunday.

Abhimanyu entered the 70kg medal spherical by way of the repechage route.

Abhimanyu, who had misplaced within the quarterfinal on Saturday, obtained a lifeline when the American grappler Zain Allen Retherford, who had defeated him within the last-eight, made the ultimate.

The repechage comes into impact for wrestlers who lose within the pre-quarterfinals or later. It permits the wrestlers an opportunity to revive themselves within the competitors if the opponent they’ve misplaced to reaches the ultimate.

Within the repechage spherical, Abhimanyu defeated Tajikistan’s Mustafo Akhmedov 3-1 to safe a spot within the bronze-medal spherical. He’ll face Armenian Arman Andreasyan.

Nevertheless, Abhimanyu can’t safe a 2024 Paris quota place for the nation because the 70kg division is just not an Olympic weight class.

Pruthviraj, in 92kg class, defeated Moldovan grappler Ion Demian 6-4 within the qualification bout earlier than returning on the mat to defeat eighth-seeded Ermak Kardanov of Slovakia 6-1 within the pre-quarterfinal.

The world No. 12 Pruthviraj, nonetheless, misplaced 0-3 to Georgian wrestler Miriani Maisuradze within the quarterfinals within the non-Olympic class.

Maisuradze later misplaced 1-8 to Kazakhstan’s Rizabek Aitmukhan within the semifinals.

Within the 79kg non-Olympic class, India’s prime wrestler Sachin Mor beat Mexican Raul Israel Dominguez 8-3 within the opening spherical earlier than happening to lower-ranked Akhmed Usmanov, competing as a impartial athlete, who gained on technical superiority.

Aman Sehrawat, who had asserted his supremacy within the males’s 57kg free-style class in the course of the nationwide trials to clinch the World Championships berth, earned a ‘victory by superiority’ (VSU) towards Moldovan Igor Chichioi 11-0 within the first spherical earlier than shedding to world No.2 from Albania Zelimkhan Abakarov 11-0.

Sehrawat might get one other alternative to enter the bronze-medal spherical by way of the repechage route. If that occurs he might additionally win a ticket to Paris as 57kg is an Olympic class.

In 74kg, an Olympic class, 14th seeded Naveen obtained the higher of Tobias Portmann of Switzerland 12-6 within the opening spherical however misplaced the following match to the lower-ranked Arsalan Budazhapov of Kyrgyzstan 6-4.



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