Harpreet bags silver, Gyanender wins bronze as India finish with 16 medals at Asian Wrestling

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India wrapped up their campaign at the Asian Wrestling Championships with 16 medals after Greco-Roman wrestlers added a silver and a bronze on the final day of action in China on Sunday.

Harpreet Singh settled for a silver in 82kg while Gyanender won a bronze in 60kg on the final day of competitions. India's overall tally of 16 medals included eight medals -- one gold, three silver and four bronze -- won by men's freestyle wrestlers, four bronze medals by women wrestlers and three silver and one bronze medal by Greco-Roman wrestlers.

Harpreet put up an impressive performance to storm into the gold medal round, having beaten Haitao Qian of China 10-1 in the semifinals after handing a 5-1 defeat to Burgo Beishaliev of Kyrgyzstan in his last-eight stage bout. He failed to clinch the top spot though as he went down in the title clash to Iran's Saeid Morad Abdvali 0-8.

Earlier, Gyanender did well to defeat Jui Chi Huang of Taipei to bag the third position. For Gyanender, a 9-1 quarterfinal round win over Ali Abed Alnaser Ali Abuseif of Jordan was followed by a 0-9 defeat against Islomjon Bakhramov of Uzbekistan in the semifinal.

In contrast, Yogesh lost out on a podium finish in the 72kg category after being beaten by Ruslan Tsarev of Kyrgyzstan in the bronze medal bout. Yogesh had entered the bronze medal round despite losing his qualifying match 0-9 to Hujun Zhang of China as his Chinese Hutun made the gold-medal round.

However, the two other Indians in action on Sunday -- Ravinder and Hardeep -- exited early. While Ravinder bowed out in 67kg after losing his qualification bout, Hardeep suffered defeat in his 97kg quarterfinal bout.