On a day Bajrang Punia was anticipated to boost the Indian flag, the group on the KD Jadhav Indoor Stadium needed to wait until late evening, the final bout of the day to be exact, to take heed to the Indian nationwide anthem.
Ravi Dahiya was the lone vivid spot for the host, anticipated to rule the medals desk within the males’s freestyle class on the day however managing solely a handful of silvers as an alternative on day 5 of the Senior Asian Wrestling Championships right here.
Dahiya, who gained bronze on the 2019 World Championships within the 57kg to qualify for Tokyo Olympics, started in dominating trend — a 14-5 win towards former world champion Yuki Takahashi of Japan — and ended the identical approach, thrashing Hikmatullo Vohidov of Tajikistan 10-Zero in 2 minutes 38 seconds for the title.
Bajrang, although, did not discover a well past the nippy and robust Takuto Otoguro of Japan, whom he final performed within the 2018 World Championships last, with the identical end result. Having dominated his preliminary bouts, conceding simply two factors by means of three matches, Bajrang was anticipated to place up a tricky combat. As a substitute, the Indian Olympic medal hope succumbed to 10-2 defeat.
Satyavrat Kadian, who overwhelmed his opponents in below one minute in each his morning bouts to succeed in his maiden last within the competitors, was no match for two-time Beneath-23 world champion Mojtaba Mohammadshafie Goleij of Iran within the 97kg, shedding 10-0.
Gaurav Baliyan was the one one to place up an honest combat within the last, taking place 7-5 within the 79kg class to Arsalan Budazhapov of Kyrgyzstan with a lot of the factors being scored within the final 30 seconds of the match.
Naveen was the one one to not make the ultimate, shedding 2-Three to Amirhossein Ali Hosseini of Iran within the semis earlier than taking place 12-1 to Meirzhan Ashirov of Kazakhstan within the bronze medal play-off.
57kg: 1. Ravi Dahiya (IND), 2. Hikmatullo Vohidov (TJK), 3. Yuki Takahashi (JPN), Bekbolot Myrzanazar Uulu (KGZ).
65kg: 1. Takuto Otoguro (JPN), 2. Bajrang Punia (IND), 3. Amirhossein Azim Maghsoudi (IRI), Daulet Niyazbekov (KAZ).
70kg: 1. Ilyas Bekbulatov (UZB), 2. Amirhossein Ali Hosseini (IRI), 3. Islambek Orozbekov (KGZ), Meirzhan Ashirov (KAZ).
79kg: 1. Arsalan Budazhapov (KGZ), 2. Gourav Baliyan (IND), 3. Ali Bakhtiar Savadkouhi (IRI), Shinkichi Okui (JPN).
97kg: 1. Mojtaba Mohammedshafie Goleij (IRI), 2. Satyavrat Kadiyan (IND), 3. Alisher Yergali (KAZ), Rustam Iskandari (TJK).