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Bajrang Punia won international gold while Pinki was lone gold medallist

Bajrang Punia won his second consecutive international gold while Sandeep Tomar won a silver medal at the Yasar Dogu International.
Bajrang Punia won international gold & Pinki was lone gold medalist
  • The Indian wrestlers returned with 10 medals, including seven by women, from the ranking event in Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Bajrang did not have to break a sweat as his gold medal opponent Andriy Kvyatkovskyy from Ukraine withdrew from the 70kg final due to an injury.
  • In the 61kg final, Sandeep lost 2-8 to Iran’s Mohammadbagher Yakhkeshi.
  • Vicky had won a bronze in the 57kg category.

About the Women’s competition:

  • Pinki was the lone gold medallist in the 55kg category with her 6-3 win over Ukraine’s Olga Shnaider in the final.
  • In the women’s 53kg and 57kg categories both Seema and Pooja Dhanda lost their final bouts.
  • Seema was outplayed 2-10 by Ukraine’s Khrystyna Bereza while Pooja was outclassed 0-11 by Ukrainian Irnya Khariv.
  • In the 62kg, Sarita grabbed a bronze with a commanding 10-0 win over Turkey’s Cansu Aksoy. 
  • In the same category Sakshi also competed but she won only her qualification round before suffering a defeat by fall against Elmira Gambarova in the quarterfinals.
  • It was Sakshi’s first competition since winning a bronze at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games this year. 
  • In the three-player 72kg category, Rajni finished second after losing the final 3-4 to local girl Beste Aitug.
  • Sangeeta Phogat (59kg) and Geeta (65kg) won bronze medals in their respective categories.
  • Both Pooja and Pinki are in India’s women’s Asian Games squad along with Sakshi and Kiran, who also failed to reach the medal round in the 76kg category.

Questions:

Q1. Which Indian female wrestler was the lone gold medallist in the 55kg category at the at the Yasar Dogu International in Istanbul, Turkey?
a. Chinki
b. Pinki
c. Bubli
d. None of the above

Q2. Which Indian male wrestler won his second consecutive international gold at the Yasar Dogu International in Istanbul, Turkey?
a. Bajrang Punia
b. Sushil Kumar
c. Yogeshwar Dutt
d. None of the above
Bajrang Punia won international gold while Pinki was lone gold medallist Bajrang Punia won international gold while Pinki was lone gold medallist Reviewed by Inderjeet Virdi on July 31, 2018 Rating: 5

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