Sumit to fight for bronze at Worlds Wrestling Championships

BUDAPEST (Hungary): India's Sumit Malik put himself in line to win the largest medal of his profession as he will struggle for a bronze at the World Wrestling Championships whilst Sonba Tanaji Gogane was outclassed by means of reigning European champion Rashidov Gadzhimurad in the males's loose taste quarterfinals, on Saturday.

Malik, the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games gold medallist, overcame Inkar Yermukambet of Kazakhstan 6-1 in the quarterfinals after beating Japan's Taiki Yamamoto Four-1 in the pre-quarterfinals of the 125kg category.

However, he later lost his semifinal Zero-5 to China's Zhiwei Ding. In the bronze medal match he will clash on Sunday.

It was a favourable draw for the Asian Championship silver medallist and Malik made maximum of it as he was knocked out at initial level closing 12 months. Malik had returned empty-handed from the Jakarta Asian Games this 12 months.

Gogane made a wonderful start by means of successful two bouts however was outwitted by means of Rashidov in the 61kg quarterfinals.

It was all the time going to be tricky challenge for Gogane as he was up against closing 12 months's World Championships silver medallist and two-time European champion.

Gogane started aggressively however Rashidov's stoic defence meant that the Indian was pressured to slow down. The Russian got on board with a takedown and then spread out a Four-Zero lead with an expose. It pegged the Indian back.

The Russian additional consolidated his lead with a leg hold and by means of the top of period one, he was leading 6-Zero.

With 40 seconds to move in the bout, Rashidov surprised Gogane by means of lifting him on his shoulder. The Russian pulled the Indian down for a four-point transfer, finishing the bout in his favour with nearly half-a-minute left.

Gogane had overwhelmed Andrei Bekrenu Four-Three and Lowe Bingham (10-Zero) in the qualification rounds.

He nonetheless has a possibility to reach the bronze medal round as he has got a repechage round against Tuvshintulga Tumenbileg from Mongolia.

However, it was all over the place for Jitender, who had changed Sushil Kumar in the Indian squad, as he lost his 1/16 bout Three-6 to Slovakia's Akhsarbek Gulaev in the 74kg contest.

Pawan Kumar pale in the 86kg category, as he may now not go even beyond the qualification round. He lost Zero-6 to Ukraine's Mraz Dzhafarian.
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