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India's Greco-Roman wrestlers disappoint at World Championship

September 22, 2013 00:16 IST

India's Greco-Roman grapplers Ravinder Singh, Harpreet Singh and Hardeep crashed out in the penultimate day of the World Wrestling Championships in Budapest on Saturday.

Jr Asian wrestling: Pradeep, Sumit win gold on final dayWhile Ravinder lost in the pre-quarter final of the 60kg category, Harpreet (84kg) and Hardeep (96kg) lost in their opening bouts at the Papp Laszlo Sports Arena.

After a bye in the first round, Ravinder got the better off Erbol Kalabaeyu of Belarus in his first bout but lost to USA's Jesse Thielke 6-0 in the next one.

Harpreet was matted by Eerik APS of Spain 6-0 while Hardeep failed to pose any challenge to Marin Cazac from Moldova as lost the match through fall.

The 66kg, 74kg and 120kg weight categories will be contested on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Indian eves finished a lowly 30 in the overall team rankings with a solitary point. The event was dominated by Japan with 48 points, followed by Mongolia (47) and USA (37). 

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