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May 28, 2012


Photos by Deepak Ansuia Prasad

Times of India
NEW DELHI: Praveen Rana clinched the gold medal after Manoj settled for the bronze in the freestyle 66kg category, while Pawan Kumar won the bronze in the 84kg as India finished at the top of the medal tally at the Hari Ram Indian Grand Prix wrestling tournament on Sunday.

Praveen produced a clinical performance and looked in full control against his opponent, Lobianidze of Georgia. He out-maneuvered Lobianidze throughout the match, wining the bouts 3-0, 2-0 at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium.

Earlier in the day, Gursharan Preet Kaur bagged the bronze in the 72 kg category as India finished with two golds, three silvers and five bronze at the end of the tournament.

Results: Men Freestyle

66 kg: 1. Praveen Rana (IND), 2. Lobianidze (GEOG), 3. Manoj (IND) and Narisi (IRI).

84 Kg: 1. Reader Jonathan (USA), 2. Kim Gwan (KOR), 3. Pawan Kumar (IND) and Hamedipour (IRI).

63 Kg: 1. Haruka Sato (JPN), 2. Zaitseva (KAZ), 3. Kim Hye Bin (KOR) and Sharkhuu (MGL).

72 Kg: 1. Ochirbat (MGL), 2. Davis Kristie (USA), 3. Gursharan Preet Kaur (IND) and Hiroe Suzuki (JPN).

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