Haryana dominate Tata Motors U-23 National Wrestling Championships

Vastavam web: Haryana yet again dominated the Tata Motors U-23 National Wrestling Championships as their men wrestlers won four out of 10 gold medals, mostly in heavier weight categories of Freestyle events, here on Sunday. They also managed to win a silver and four bronze medals to get to the top of the medal tally and clinch the overall championships title.

Haryana logged 195 points with Delhi closely behind them at 165 points and Maharashtra coming at the third spot with 139 points. Hosts Rajasthan bagged two bronze medals through Lado Jat (70 kg) and Rahul Rathi (79 kg) to register their presence in the meet which was being organized at the fort city for the first time. The other gold-winning efforts came from Delhi as they bagged two medals and one each went to Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Maharashtra wrestlers.

As for the results in various categories, Ravi Kumar of Delhi beat Sagar of Maharashtra 10-4 in 57 kg and it was followed up by Arun of Haryana, who notched up an identical score against Vinas Kumar of UP in 61 kg. In heavier weight categories, Haryana’s Praveen beat Kumar Lahu of Maharashtra 15-3 in 75kg, Dinesh downed Sandeep Mann of Punjab 4-3 in 79kg in one of the best bout of the day and Sunil Kumar overcame Kiran of Karnataka 5-3 in the 92 Kg.

In between, Upas Sharma from UP surpassed Nishant Gujar of Uttarakhand 4-3 in 86 kg in a close bout, while Punjab’s Karandeep Singh beat Nasir Hussain of Delhi 12-3 in 97 kg to claim the gold.