Asian Games wrestling: Ram, Pradeep miss bronzeBy IANS
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
GUANGZHOU - Indian wrestlers Pradeep Kumar and Ram Vir lost their bronze medal play-offs at the Asian Games here Wednesday.
Pradeep lost 1-3 to North Korea’s Yang Chun Song in men’s 66 kg freestyle while Ram was beaten by Mongolian Usukhbaatar Purvee with identical scoreline in the 84 kg bronze medal match.
Pradeep lost the quarterfinal bout to Japanese Tatsushiro Yonemitsu 0-3 and won the repechage round 3-1 against Azat Donbaev of Kyrgyzstan to make it to the medal round.
Ram, however, lost 1-3 in the semi-finals to Jaesung Lee of South Korea to go into the bronze play-off.
In the 74 kg quarterfinal, Narsingh Pancham Yadav, Commonwealth Games gold medallist, lost 1-3 to Dorjvaanchig Gombodorj of Mongolia.
India wrestlers so far have won two bronze medals. Ravinder Singh and Sunil Kumar won bronze medals in the 60 kg and 66 kg greco-roman category.