Pooja Gehlot wins silver in UWW Under-23 World Championships

Wrestler Pooja Gehlot (53kg) claimed the second silver medal for India after going down to Japan’s Haruna Okuno in the finals of UWW Under-23 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary.

Tournament Highlights

She lost with 0-2 to Japan’s 2017 world champion Haruna Okuno in the final summit clash. She had entered UWW finals after beating Zeynep Yetgil of Turkey in the semifinals of tournament. Ravinder (61kg) had won the first silver for India in tournament against Turkey’s Haci Karakus.

Three-time World Junior Championships medallist Sajan Bhanwal (77kg) missed out on a bronze in Greco-Roman category.

Ravi (97kg) reached the repechage (wild card) round at U-23 Wrestling World Championships

About U-23 Wrestling World Championships

It is the Amateur Wrestling World Championship organized by United World Wrestling (UWW), the international governing body for sport of amateur wrestling. The tournament began in 2017.

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