UWW ranking series: Pooja wins gold, Sakshi gets silverLast updated on Mar 02, 2019, 06:47 pm
Indian wrestlers put in a commendable shift as they won four medals at the Dan Kolov-Nikola Petrov tournament in Ruse, Bulgaria.
Pooja Dhanda won a gold medal in the 59kg category.
Meanwhile, 2016 Rio Olympics bronze medalist Sakshi Malik lost her final bout to settle for a silver medal in the 65kg category.
Sandeep Tomar and Bajrang Punia also impressed.
Sandeep wins silver, Punia assured of medal
Notably, in the men's freestyle 61kg category, Sandeep Tomar lost his final bout and had to be satisfied with a silver medal.
Asian Games gold medalist Bajrang Punia is set to wrestle in the final of the men's 65kg category against Jordan Oliver of USA on Saturday.
He is assured of a medal as well.
What's the status of the other Indian wrestlers?
Jitender and Vinod Kumar participated in the 74kg category, but lost their first bout against Jordan Burroughs and Ivan Kusyak respectively.
Jitender, however, was pulled back in the repechage round with Burroughs reaching the final.
He is set to wrestle former world champion and current bronze medallist Frank Chamizo of Italy.
Meanwhile, Vinesh Phogat, Seema Bisla and Deepak Punia will open their campaign today.
India top in women's wrestling
Here are the #DanKolov2019 team scores heading into the third day of wrestling.— United World Wrestling (@wrestling) March 2, 2019
🥇- Russia 🇷🇺 (80 points)
🥈- United States 🇺🇸(65 points)
🥉 - Georgia 🇬🇪 (39 points)
🥇- India 🇮🇳 (45 points)
🥈- Turkey 🇹🇷 (35 points)
🥉- Sweden 🇸🇪 (33 points)