Wrestlers clinch 3 gold medals in South Asian Games
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Last Updated: Saturday, February 06, 2010, 21:53
Dhaka: Indian wrestlers started their campaign with a bang, clinching all three three gold medals up for grabs in the 11th South Asian Games here today.

Pradeep Kumar knocked down Pakistani opponent Mohammad Salman in the 66kg event for the gold at the National Kabaddi stadium mat.

Sorat Chandra Ray (Bangladesh) and Roshan Indika (Sri Lanka) took the bronze medals in this category.

In the 84kg category, Rajeev Sharma dominated the ring as he defeated Afghanistan's Toryalai Sadeqi to bag India's second gold.

Mohammad Mijanur Rahman (Bangladesh) and Usman Shahid (Pakistan) received the bronze medals.

In the 120kg category, Hitesh reigned supreme to fetch the country the third gold in wrestling, beating Nepal's Satendra Prasad Yadav.

Bangladesh's Najmul Haque and Mohammad Taseem of Pakistan took the bronze medals.


First Published: Saturday, February 06, 2010, 21:53

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