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Asian Games: Bajrang wins silver, Narsingh bronze

Indian wrestler Bajrang had to remain content with the silver medal after losing his final bout while his compatriot Narsingh Pancham Yadav clinched the bronze in the 17th Asian Games at the Dowon Gymnasium here Monday.

Bajrang lost the men’s freestyle 61kg final 1-3 to Iranian Masoud Esmaeilpoorjouybari and settled for the silver medal.

After a short while, Bajrang’s compatriot, Yadav won the bronze medal in the freestyle 74kg beating Japan’s Daisuke Shimada in a play-off match.

Yadav was trailing his opponent 1-2 after the first period. The second period turned out to be an interesting battle that saw the Indian make a come-from-behind victory. The Indian grappler lost a challenge in the second round giving Shimada a total of four points that also helped the Japanese open a 7-5 lead.

However, Yadav was in no mood to give up and quickly drew parity at 7-7 and stretch the bout to additional 35 seconds and pulled it off in style winning 10-7. Yadav was declared the winner 3-1 on the basis of classification points.

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