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India Finishes 7th in Asian Wrestling Championship

... Editorial Team

India finished 7th at the Asian Wrestling Championship in Bangkok, Thailand with nine medals, including a gold.In Men's Freestyle category, Sandeep Tomar won the Gold in 57kg and Om Prakash Vinod Kumar won the silver medal in 70kg.

Indian women accounted for three medals with rising grappler Priyanka Phogat (55kg) winning the silver, while Vinesh Phogat (53kg) and Anita Tomar (63kg) settled for a bronze each.

In Men's 57kg Freestyle, Sandeep Tomar defeated Jong Hak-jin of North Korea in the final to give India its only gold of the tournament that concluded last night.Vinod Kumar lost his final bout to Adam Batirov of Bahrain to settle for a silver in 70kg.

Priyanka Phogat won silver  in women's 55kg after going down to Davaasukhiin Otgontsetseg of Mongolia in the gold-medal bout.