Oslo (Norway): Indian wrestler Ravinder shocked protecting champion Beka Lomtadze earlier than being outclassed by way of American Daton Duain Repair within the 61kg quarterfinals at the same time as 3 of his compatriots fizzled out within the qualification rounds of the International Championships, right here on Saturday. Ravinder, who received a silver medal within the junior global championship in August, gave a just right account of himself in his 3 61kg bouts. Yash Tunir (74kg), Sandeep Mann (86kg) and Anirudh (125kg) may now not get previous the qualification rounds of their respective classes to make an early go out from the contest.
Ravinder started with a technical superiority win over Korea’s Kim Sunggwon after which returned to the mat to surprise 2019 global champion Lomtadze, who ran out of steam because the bout stepped forward. Within the first duration, most effective two push-out issues had been scored with Ravinder main on last-point scored standards. He misplaced some other level for stepping out however grabbed lead with a take-down transfer in opposition to the Georgian.
Lomtadze was once suffering to catch his breath and Ravinder took complete benefit of his rival’s loss of stamina. He effected a throw to consolidate his lead and earned some other level when referee cautioned the Georgian for taking an excessive amount of time to get directly to his toes. Then again, the tremendous fast American proved too just right for Ravinder, who misplaced his quarterfinal by way of technical superiority. A flurry of gut-wrench strikes adopted from Repair, who completed the bout within two mins. The 74kg contender Yash was once outplayed 0-7 by way of Russia’s Timur Bizhoev. Yash rarely made any transfer as he stayed in his shell with out attacking his opponent. Within the 86kg, nationwide champion Sandeep Mann fought exhausting earlier than shedding 4-5 to Korea’s Kim Gwanuk.
Within the 125kg, Anirudh bowed out with a 3-9 defeat in opposition to Egypt’s Hemida Youssif.