Wrestlers clinch 3 gold medals in South Asian Games

Last Updated: Saturday, February 6, 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.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, February 6, 2010 - 21:53
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