Ravi Kumar enters final of U-23 World Wrestling Championship
Wrestler Ravi Kumar defeated Uzbekistan’s Jahongirmirza Turobov to enter the finals of the 57kg freestyle event at the U-23 World Championships in Bucharest, Romania on Friday.
The 10-8 win against the Uzbek wrestler ensured India’s first medal at the ongoing championships.
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Kumar will take on Japan’s Toshihiro Hasegawa in the final on Saturday. Toshihiro defeated China’s Wanhao Zou 5-2 in another semi-final.
In the quarter-finals, Ravi had outclassed Ukraine’s Taras Markovych 12-4, while getting past Razvan Marian Kovacs of Romania in the round of 16.
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Ravi Kumar will now hope to go one better than Bajrang Punia (65kg, 2017) and Omprakash Vinod Kumar (70kg, 2017) and become the first Indian to win the gold medal at this event.
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