Arunachal wrestler Riba wins bronze media in Asian Cadet

Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh wrestler Dada Riba won a bronze medal in 46 kg category in Asian Cadet Wrestling Championship held in Bishkek in Kazakistan during July 5-8.

He was one of the 13 wrestlers to represent India in the international event, official sources informed On Monday.

Led by four coaches, the Indian team won six medals - one gold, one silver and four bronze medals. Pune-based Army Sports Institute`s (ASI) training officer Major Rao, who had spotted Riba during a talent hunt in the state in 2010 and trained him, congratulated the young wrestler.

While lauding Riba for his consistent performance, Arunachal Wrestling Association (AWA) president Abram K Techi said that the Association would continue to hunt state`s budding talents and extend all support to them for wining glory for the state.

Riba had shone in first National Rural Tournament conducted in Kerala (January 23-26, 2009), won gold medal in National Wrestling Championship in Tamil Nadu (July 2-5, 2011) and participated in Asian Cadet Wrestling Championship (August 4- 7, 2011) and World Wrestling Championship (September 14-18, 2011).