Asian Wrestling Championships 2022: India concludes campaign with 17 medals, Ravi Dahiya clinches gold; Deepak Punia, Bajrang Punia settle for silver

Asian Wrestling Championships 2022: India finished with a total tally of 17 medals, one gold, five silvers and 11 bronze.  Check Asian Wrestling Championships 2022 medal table and India's full medal tally here.



Ravi Dahiya clinches gold at Asian Wrestling Championships 2022
Ravi Dahiya clinches gold at Asian Wrestling Championships 2022

Asian Wrestling Championships 2022: Indian star wrestler Deepak Punia settled for silver in men's freestyle 86kg event after losing in the finals against Kazakhstan's Azamat Dauletbekov on the final day of Asian Wrestling Championships 2022 in Ulaanbaatar on April 24, 2022. India concluded its campaign with a total of 17 medals,  one gold, five silvers and 11 bronze medals.

Ravi Kumar Dahiya won the solitary gold medal with a comprehensive 12-2 win by technical superiority over Kazakhstan's Rakhat Kalzhan in the 57kg men's freestyle final. This was Dahiya's third straight Asian Championships title. He had reached the final after beating Mongolia's Zanabazar Zanadanbud in the semifinals.

Tokyo 2020 bronze medallist and top-seeded Bajrang Punia settled for silver after losing by 1-3 to junior world champion Rahman Mousa Amouzadkhalili in the men's 65kg freestyle final. Punia was in scintillating form had swept through his previous bouts with great ease. He ousted Uzbekistan’s Abbos Rakhmonov and Haji Mohamad Ali of Bahrain to book his place in the final but went down against the junior world champion.

Gourav Baliyan also lost to Ali Bhaktiar Savadkouhi of Iran in the men's 79kg final despite a terrific comeback to make it 9-9 right at the end of the bout. This is Gourav Baliyan's second silver medal at the Asian Championships, as he was the runner-up in the 2020 championship as well.

Three other freestyle wrestlers Viky, Naveen and Satywart Kadian clinched a bronze medal each at the continental championship. Viky bagged a bronze in the 92kg category after defeating Uzbekistan wrestler Ajiniyaz Saparniyazov by 5-3 in the bronze medal match.  Naveen won bronze after defeating Mongolia's Temuulen Enkhtuya in the men's 70 kg freestyle wrestling event. He had lost in the quarter-finals but fought for third place. Satywart Kadian defeated Turkmenistan's Zyyamuhammet Saparov in the men's 97 kg freestyle event by technical superiority. 

Greco-Roman Event

Overall, 10  Indian Greco-Roman wrestlers participated in the Greco-Roman events at the championship in Ulaanbaatar. They concluded their campaign with 5 bronze medals. Five Greco-Roman wrestlers – Sunil Kumar (87kg), Arjun Halakurki (55kg), Neeraj (63kg), Sachin (67kg) and Harpreet (60kg) won bronze in their respective weight divisions. 

Women's Wrestling

In the women's wrestling event, India won five medals including two silver and three bronze. Anshu Malik settled for silver after losing the women's 57kg finals against Japan's Tsugumi Sakurai and Radhika Jaglan also won silver after losing against Japan's Miwa Morikawa in the 65kg finals. The three women wrestlers who won bronze include Sarita Mor in the 59kg event, Manisha Bhanwala in 62 kg and Sushma Shokeen in the 55kg event. 

Asian Wrestling Championships 2022 Medal Table: Check Ranking of Top 8 Nations

Asian Wrestling Championships 2022 Medal Table

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Japan 10 2 9 21
2  Iran 10 2 3 15
3  Kazakhstan 5 8 8 21
4  Kyrgyzstan 4 3 7 14
5  India 1 5 11 17
6  Mongolia 0 6 6 12
7  Uzbekistan 0 2 6 8
8  South Korea 0 2 1 3

Asian Wrestling Championships 2022: Event-wise Team Ranking


Men's freestyle

Rank Team Points
1  Iran 201
2  India 152
3 Kazakhstan 151
4 Japan 140
5 Mongolia 115
6  Kyrgyzstan 104
7  Uzbekistan 100
8  South Korea 79
9  Turkmenistan 48
10  Bahrain 20


Men's Greco-Roman

Rank Team Points
1 Kazakhstan 190
2 Iran 176
3  Kyrgyzstan 148
4  Japan 134
5  Uzbekistan 131
6  India 113
7  South Korea 108
8  Mongolia 77
9  Qatar


Women's freestyle

Rank Team Points
1  Japan 227
2  Mongolia 167
3  Kazakhstan 142
4  India 137
5  Uzbekistan 107
6  Kyrgyzstan 65
7  South Korea 47
8  Singapore
 Sri Lanka


Asian Wrestling Championships 2022: Indian Medalists





Freestyle 57 kg

Ravi Kumar Dahiya Gold
Freestyle 86 kg  Deepak Punia  Silver
Freestyle 65 kg Bajrang Punia Silver
Freestyle 79 kg  Gourav Baliyan  Silver
Freestyle 92 kg  Viky  Bronze
Freestyle 70 kg Naveen  Bronze
Freestyle 97kg Satyawart Kadian Bronze
Greco-Roman 55 kg  Arjun Halakurki Bronze
Greco-Roman 63 kg  Neeraj Bronze
Greco-Roman 67 kg  Sachin Sahrawat Bronze
Greco-Roman 82 kg  Harpreet Singh Sandhu Bronze
Greco-Roman 87 kg  Sunil Kumar Bronze
Women's Freestyle 57 kg Anshu Malik Silver
Women's Freestyle 65 kg Radhika Jaglan Silver
Women's Freestyle 55 kg Sushma Shokeen Bronze
Women's Freestyle 59 kg Sarita Mor Bronze
Women's Freestyle 62 kg Manisha Bhanwala Bronze

Asian Wrestling Championships 2022

The Asian Wrestling Championships 2022  is the 35th edition of the tournament and it began on April 19 and will conclude on April 24 at Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Around 250 wrestlers are participating in the tournament from 19 nations. 

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