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Amit Kumar won silver at World Wrestling Championship

Sep 17, 2013 11:04 IST

The Indian wrestler Amit Kumar bagged Silver Medal in 55 Kg Free Style category in the 2013 Senior World Wrestling Championship being held at Budapest, Hungary on 16 September 2013.

In the first round, he got a bye. In the second round, he defeated Japanese wrestler Yasuhiro Inaba by 10-2 points. In the next round, he defeated France’s wrestler Zoheir Elo Arraque by 8-0 points and qualified for the quarterfinal. In the quarterfinal round, he defeated USA Wrestler Agelo Alesmo Escobedo by 6-0 points and qualified for the semifinal.

In the semifinal round, he defeated Turkish Wrestler Sezar Akgul by 8-0 points and qualified for the final. Unfortunately, in the final, he lost the bout to Iranian wrestler Rahimi Hassan Farma by 1-2 points and won the Silver Medal.

India's last medal, in men's section, came in 2010 when Sushil Kumar had grabbed the Gold medal. After London Olympics silver medallist Sushil Kumar failed to take the mat due to fitness issues.

About Amit Kumar

Amit Kumar (born in 1993) hails from Nahri village in Sonepat, Haryana and he began wrestling at age seven. Amit Kumar represented India at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. He is the youngest wrestler in the Indian delegation. He is also the youngest wrestler ever to represent India at the Olympics. Amit Kumar also won a gold medal in the Asian Championships in April 2013.

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