Asian Wrestling Championship 2017: Harpreet Singh brings glory to India

first_imgThe opening day of the Asian Wrestling Championship 2017 proved good for India as Harpreet Singh clinched a bronze medal in Greco-Roman 80kg category.However, other Indians failed to put an impressive show in the championship.This was Harpreet’s second successive bronze medal at the Asian Championship, which he got after defeating Junjie Na of China 3-2. After the first round, the scores were tied at 1-1, Harpreet came back strongly in the second round by taking down his opponent to earn two points to lead 3-1.Although the Chinese got one point due to the Indian’s passivity, in the last minutes of the bout, Harpreet applied ‘bagaldo’ technique to clinch the win.Silver lining on the first dayHarpreet’s medal was the only silver lining on a day when the other Indian wrestlers returned empty handed.The first day of the Asian Championship lacked the sheen as it commenced to an extremely poor response with no facilities for either the fans or the media.Harpreet’s take on pressure to perform”There was a lot of pressure on me as I was the only medal hope left and I wanted to give the country a medal on the first day of the championship, being the hosts,” said Harpreet, who had bagged a bronze at the last edition in Bangkok, Thailand, according to PTI.”I focused very hard and strategised how I could win the bronze. I am glad I could apply the strategy well to win the medal in the end,” he added.advertisementAnother Indian in Gurpreet Singh (75kg) came close to finishing on the podium but lost his bronze medal bout 0-8 in just 38 seconds to Bin Yang of China.Interested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to stay informed and know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.To get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to [email protected]last_img

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