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Asian Games wrestling: Khatri wins bronze

November 25, 2010 16:12 IST

Mausam Khatri on Thursday gave the Indian wrestling contingent its third medal at the ongoing Asian Games after bagging a bronze in the men's 96kg freestyle competition in Guangzhou.     

Khatri got the better of Jaegang Kim of South Korea 3-1 to grab the third position in a contest that just over 17 minutes. 

Earlier in the day, Khatri, despite suffering a 1-3 defeat at the hands of Kazakhstan's Taimuraz Tigiyev got a chance to take the bronze home after overcoming Syria's Alkarrad Raja in the repechage bout, at the Huagong Gymnasium. 

The Indian wrestlers had clinched a couple of bronze medals earlier in the event.

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