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Wrestling: Gurpreet continues his dominance at Senior Nationals, claims fourth title
Jalandhar, December 1, 2019
Asian Championships silver medalists Gurpreet Singh and Sunil Kumar lived up to their reputation as both clinched gold medals on the final day of the Tata Motors Senior National Wrestling Championships here on Sunday.
This was Gurpreet’s fourth Senior National title. The Punjab grappler defeated two-time World Junior Championships medalist Sajan Bhanwal, who was representing Railways, by 3-1. Gurpreet continued his dominance over his younger rival and registered fourth win in the five matches played between them so far.
Sunil also managed an easy win over Punjab's Prabhal. The Railway's grappler used all his energy and experience to crush the Punjab wrestler by 5-1.
In the 55kg category, Karnataka’s Arjun, representing Services, defeated Ajay by 9-0 to win gold. Enjoying the home support, Punjab’s Harpreet Singh defeated Rajbir Chhikara of Railways with a 4-1 scoreline. The Asian Games silver medallist used his experience to dislodge his opponent's confidence and won the title in the 82 kg category.
Hardeep Singh, who was the first Greco-Roman wrestler to qualify for the Olympics, received a walkover against Ravi Rathi of Railways in 97Kg.
Railways concluded the day at the top spot with 210 points while Services are placed at second (170 points) followed by Jharkhand at third (109 points).
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