Khatri, Dhankar win gold at Nationals
Indore, Nov 18 (PTI) The likes of Amit Dhankar and Mausam Khatri bagged gold medals in their respective weight categories of men's freestyle on the third and final day of National Wrestling championship here today.
Other big names in the Indian wrestling circle such as Rahul Aware (61kg), Jitender (79kg), Somvir (92kg) and Sumit (125kg) also finished on top of the podium.
Rio Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi's husband, Satyawart Kadian, meanwhile, settled for a bronze. He went down 1-3 to the eventual gold medallist, Khatri, in the semifinals.
Khatri defeated Rubeljeet in the final to claim the yellow metal in men's 97kg freestyle.
Dhankar got the better of Arun Kumar in the final of 70kg to emerge triumphant.
Meanwhile, Haryana team clinched the top honours in all three categories -- men's, women's and greco-roman.
61kg: Rahul Aware (gold), Sharvan (Silver), Harful& Sonafa (Bronze).
70kg: Amit Dhankar (Gold), Arun Kr (Silver), Vinod Kr & Vikas (Bronze).
79kg: Jitender (Gold), Veerdev Gulia (Silver), Amit & Kautuk (Bronze).
92kg: Somvir (Gold), Ajruddin (Silver), Jonny & Gopal Yadav (Bronze).
97kg: Mausam Khatri (Gold), Rubaljit Singh (Silver), Ravi Barot & Satyvart Kadian (Bronze).
125kg: Sumit (Gold), Hitender (Silver), Gurpal Singh & Satender (Bronze).
Men's Freestyle: 1st - Haryana (84 Points), 2nd - RSPB (78 Points) & 3rd - SSCB (49 Points).
Women's Wrestling: 1st - Haryana (91 Points), 2nd - RSPB (87 Points) & 3rd - UP (69 Points).
Greco Roman: 1st - Haryana (85 points), 2nd - SSCB (74 Points) & 3rd - RSPB (74 Points)