Deepak Punia Wins Silver as India Collects 17 Medals in Asian Wrestling Championship

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On the final day of the Asian Wrestling Championships-2022, India’s Deepak Punia won the silver medal in the men’s freestyle 86 kg category and Viky Chahar won a bronze medal in the 92 kg category.

India finished the tournament with a total tally of 17 medals — one gold, five silver and 11 bronze. At the previous 2021 edition which was held at Almaty, India won a total 14 medals.

In the final match, Deepak Punia was lost to Azmat Dauletbekov of Kazakhstan. This was Deepak's second consecutive silver (previously he won in 2021) and fourth continental medal, including two bronze (2019, 2020).

Under 92-kg category, Viky Chahar beat his Uzbek opponent Ajiniyaz Saparniyazov. India’s gold medal was won by the wrestler Ravi Dahiya in the men's freestyle 57kg category.

India’s Mangal Kadyan could not earn a podium finish as he lost the 61-kg bronze medal clash 4-6 to Kyrgyzstan's Ulukbek Zholdoshbekov.

The 35th edition of the Asian Wrestling Championships 2022 was held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The winner of the tournament is Iran (men’s freestyle), Kazakhstan (Men's Greco-Roman) and Japan (Women's freestyle).

   Important points for the exam:

  • On the final day of the Asian Wrestling Championships-2022 India won two medals which takes the total medal tally to 17 medals - one gold, five silver and 11 bronze.
  • The two medals won by Deepak Punia (silver medal - men’s freestyle 86 kg category) and Viky Chahar (bronze medal - men’s freestyle 92-kg category).
  • Deepak Punia settled for silver as he lost to Rahman Mousa Amouzadkhalili in the final match.
  • The gold medal was won by the wrestler Ravi Dahiya in the men's freestyle 57kg category.
  • India’s Bajrang Punia won the silver medal in men’s freestyle 65-kg category.

   Facts to know:

  • Asian Wrestling Championship-2022 was held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. This is 35th edition of the game.
  • Maximum no. of medal won by Japan.
  • The champion in the Greco-Roman category of the championship: Kazakhstan.
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