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Wrestling: Geeta clinches 2nd bronze at World C'ships

September 29, 2012 16:18 IST

In a historic first for Indian women's wrestling, the country notched up a second medal at the ongoing World Championships after Geeta Kumari (55kg) added another bronze to the one clinched by her sister Babita in Edmonton, Canada.

-Babita notches up bronze in World Championships

With this, India's medal haul in the event so far stood at two, an improvement on the singular bronze that Alka Tomar had won in the 2006 China edition.

Geeta KumariIndia is participating in all seven weight categories (48kg, 51kg, 55kg, 59kg, 63kg, 67kg and 72 Kg) at the event.

Earlier, Babita had defeated Hsin-Ju Chiu from Chinese Taipei in the semifinals. She clinched the medal after defeating Zamira Rakhmanova from Russia in the repechage round.

Silpi Sheoran (59kg) and Navjot Kaur (67kg) finished fifth in their respective weight categories.

Photograph: Krishnendu Halder/Reuters

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