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India topped in Medal Tally in Junior Asian Wrestling Championship

Jun 18, 2013 09:55 IST

India topped in the medal tally in the Junior Asian Wrestling Championship by winning 17 medals in the tournament on 16 June 2013. India secured three gold, five silver and nine bronze medals in the championship. The tournament was held from 13 June to 16 June 2013 in Phuket, Thailand.

On 16 June 2013 the final day of the tournament, Indian Grapllers, Pradeep Kumar (60 kilogram) and Sumit (96 kilograms), won Gold in the Junior Asian Wrestling Championship in Phuket, Thailand. Vikas (66kilogram) and Pradeep Kumar (74kilogram) captured silver medals after they lost the final bouts at the Saphan Hin Indoor Sports Complex.

Mandeep (55 kilogram) secured bronze medal in the championship. With two silvers and one bronze won on the final day of the tournament, India finished at the top of the freestyle team rankings of the championship. The championship was held under new FILA (Federation Internationale Desn Luttes Associees) rules. It is also known as International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles. 

FILA Wrestling Rules
The new Wrestling Rules were approved by the FILA Bureau and presented at the FILA Extraordinary Congress in Moscow on 18 May 2013. The new rules are mentioned below:
The modifications concern mainly:
1. The time and periods of the bout (2x3 minutes)
2. Cumulative score instead of the best-of-three-format
3. Procedure for passivity (the rules governing Greco-Roman and Freestyle are distinctly different)
4. Points for take down
As per decision by the FILA Bureau and the Extraordinary Congress, these modifications are enforced immediately in all competitions.

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