Indian wrestlers Aman Gulia and Sagar Jaglan become cadet world champions

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  • Young wrestlers Tannu and Priya became the latest world champions as India’s spectacular run continued at the Cadet World Championship, on Thursday.
  • Tannu did not concede a single point enroute the 43kg title, winning three of her four bouts by fall, including the final against Belarus’ Valeryia Mikitsich.
  • Priya grabbed the 73kg title with a 5-0 win over Belarus’ Kseniya Patapovich The 43kg final initially seemed to be a gripping contest but Tannu soon turned it into a one-way traffic with her all-round game. She was class part in the field.
  • Scoring was slow with the wrestlers tangled in body locks at the start but Tannu found a way to attack from the left of the Belarusian.
  • Aman Gulia (48kg) and Sagar Jaglan (80kg) took titles in men’s freestyle competition to propel India to the Team championship title for the first time in the history.
  • Another Indian, Varsha won the bronze medal in the 65kg category with a victory by fall against Turkey’s Duygu Gen.
  • India finished on top with 147 points, ahead of mighty USA (143) and formidable Russia (140).
  • On Saturday, Komal will also be in contention for world title as she reached the 46kg final after beating Belarus’ Sviatlana Katenka by technical superiority. She will take on Azerbaijan’s Ruzanna Mammadova.
  • Nitika (61kg) and Harshita (69kg) though lost their semifinal bouts and will not fight for bronze medals

•             Source : sportstar.thehindu.com

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