India's Greco-Roman Wrestlers Continue to Struggles at World Championships
Manish, Sunil Kumar and Ravi all exited the Olympic qualification race as India's wrestlers continued their poor showing in the Greco-Roman category at the World Championship.
Manish, Sunil Kumar and Ravi lost their bouts (Photo Credit: WFI)
Nur-Sultan: Ravi won India's first bout at the World Championships before suffering a defeat by fall as the country's Greco-Roman wrestlers' disappointing show continued here on Sunday.
The Olympic qualification was at stake in three categories but all three Indians cut a sorry figure as Manish (67kg), Sunil Kumar (87kg) and Ravi (97kg) exited without a fight.
The four wrestlers in action on the opening day had not won a single bout and three of them did not even score a point but Ravi managed to win a bout against Chinese Taipei's Cheng Hao Chen.
Ravi opened up a 2-0 lead with take-down move and remained defensive until the end of the period.
In the second period, the Taipei lost a point due to passivity and Ravi took advantage by employing a gut-wrench from the ground position. There was not much action in the bout as the Indian won 5-0.
In the next bout against Czech Republic's Artur Omarov, Ravi lost two points for fleeing the mat and then conceded a passivity point.
Omarov finished the bout in a jiffy as he made the score 7-0 with two gut wrench moves and then pinned his opponent, 27 seconds before the end of the first period.
Omarov later lost his quarterfinal 1-2 to Serbia's Mihail Kajaia, closing doors on Ravi.
Manish opened up an early 1-0 lead but conceded 10 points in a row to lose by Techincal Superiority against Bulgaria's Devvid Tihomirov Dimitrov.
The Bulgarian later lost his quarterfinal 0-6 to Denmark's Fredrik Holmquist Bjerrhuus, ending Manish's hopes to get into the medal round via repechage.
In the 87kg, Sunil lost 0-6 to USA's Joseph Patrick Rau. The American lost his pre-quarterfinal by technical Superiority to Belarus' Mikalai Stadub, ensuring the Indian's exit.
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