Kolkata: Fresh from his bronze medal effort at the World Junior Championship, Satywart Kadian of Haryana put up another impressive show to clinch a gold medal on the concluding day of 58th Senior National Wrestling Championship at the Kshudiram Anushilan Kendra here today.
In a clinical display of freestyle combat, Satywart defeated Sumit of Railways 7-1 en route to the gold medal in the 96kg category.
The women's 67kg category saw the major upset of the day when Asian bronze medal winner Sudha was pinned down by eventual gold medalist Nikki of Haryana in the quarterfinals as the Delhi girl had to settle for a bronze medal.
Haryana women added two more gold medals to their kitty to clinch the championship with 70 points, while Uttar Pradesh (51) and Delhi (46) finished second and third respectively.
In the men's freestyle section, Railways reigned supreme with 52 points followed by Haryana (44) and Delhi (35).
In Greco-Roman, Services clinched the team championship with 61 points while Haryana (55) and Railways (48) finished second and third respectively.Results:Men's Freestyle: 84kg (final): Pawan (Del) bt Naresh (RSPB) 7-0; Repechage (bronze): Pardeep Singh (PB) bt Amit Khatri (Del) by fall and Karamjeet Nain (Har) bt Sachin (Karnatake) 6-0.
96kg (final): Satywart Kadian (Har) bt Sumit (RSPB) 7-1; Repechage (bronze): Gurpal (Punj) bt Ravi (MP) 7-0 and Krishan (Chd) bt Munish (RSPB) 9-5.
120kg (final): Joginder (RSPB) bt Rohit Patil (RSPB) 9-5; Repechage (bronze): Devvart (Guj) bt Ranjan Tomar (UP) 7-2, Satender (SSCB) bt Gursahib (PB) 7-2
Greco-Roman: 96kg (final): Hardeep (RSPB) 8-0; Repechage (bronze): Anil (Har) bt Mohit Hooda (WB) 6-4; Bhim (SSCB) bt Jaspreet (Chd) 4-0.
120kg (final): Virender (RSPB) bt Navin (SSCB) 6-1; Repechage (bronze): Sandeep (MNP) bt Ravinder (SSCB) by fall and Jaskiam (PB) bt Narender (Chd) by fall.
Women's Freestyle: 67kg (final): Anita (Har) bt Manu Tomar (UP) 6-0; Repechage (bronze): Navjot Kaur (Pun) bt Sayarani Begum (MNP) by fall and Sudesh (Del) bt Tarsem (Del) by fall.
72kg (final): Nikki (Har) bt Anshu Tomar (UP) 7-0; Repechage (bronze): Kiran (Har) bt Bhuvneshwai (UP) by fall and Jyoti (Del) bt Sukhpal Kaur (Pun) 8-0.
Team championship: Men's Freestyle: RSPB 52 points, Haryana 44 points, Delhi 35 points.
Greco-Roman: SSCB 61pts; Haryana 55 points; RSPB 48 points. Women's Freestyle: Haryana 70 points; UP 51 points; Delhi 46 points.
IPL-style wrestling may debut next year
IPL-style wrestling may debut next year
Kolkata: If all goes according to the plan the proposed IPL-style Indian Wrestling League may begin early next year, the president of the Wrestling Federation of India Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh said today.
"The IWL is very much on and we would make an official announcement once we finalise the franchises," Singh said on the sidelines of the 58th Senior National Wrestling Championship that concluded here today.
A minimum of six franchises are needed to start the tournament and as of now four have shown interest, the Member of Parliament from Kaiserganj in UP added.
It's learnt that the league drew interest from states like Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Maharashtra as the organisers were looking for franchises based in Southern and Eastern states. The WFI president further said wrestling is growing in India by leaps and bounds and they are preparing for a second line of team and are confident to double the London Olympics 2012 medal haul of one bronze and one silver. "We are hopeful of getting about eight to nine medals in the next Olympics (in Rio). Wrestling is becoming very competitive in India and we're almost certain to double the London medal haul," Singh added.
The next in the WFI's plan is to have a pan Indian presence of wrestling.
"This sport is more of a North Indian preserve, but we want to see wrestlers from all over the country."
The WFI will also pick one junior and cadet wrestler in each section for their national camp for the men's in Sonpat and women's in Lucknow, he added.