first_imgIndu continued to attack and defend well in the second Indu continued to attack and defend well in the second round also, not giving a chance to the Bulgarian. However, Elitsa managed to earn one point, banking on her experience and power to outdo Indu at the end. Elitsa won on the basis of gaining the last point as the bout ended 1-1. Haryana once again took the upper hand when Rajneesh defeated Andrey Kviatkovsky 5-1 in mens 65kg in the next tie. Initially both wrestlers were unable to score points before the Ukrainian gave away a point to Rajneesh due to passivity. In the second round, Rajneesh came back with more purpose and bagged four points to outplay the two-time Olympian. In womens 75kg, Kiran took inspiration from Indu and shocked Maria Mamashuk, Rio Olympics silver medallist, with a 2-0 lead after the opening round. What was supposed to be a cake walk for Maria turned out to be rather difficult with Kiran continuing to pose a huge threat to her opponent. However, Maria, with all her experience, bounced back and got the lead with four points. But Kiran showed no signs of nerves as she kept applying pressure on the rival and gained another two points to make it 4-4. But Maria gained crucial two points in the last minute to prevail over the Indian, who went down fighting in the end in a closely fought encounter. With two teams tied 2-2, 2015 World championship silver medallists Abdusalam Gadisov of Russia was the next grappler from Haryana to clash with UPs Mausam Khatri in mens 97kg. Khatri proved a cropper against the Russian, who kept scoring throughout the match to register a comprehensive 8-0 win to give Haryana lead. Sofia ensured that she wrapped up the match for her team as she took little time to pack off star Babita in the first round itself. Asian champion and Rio Olympian Sandeep Tomar, who lost his last bout to Rahul Aware of Mumbai team in the previous match, put up a dominating performance against Anmit Kumar Dahiya of UP in mens 57kg. Sandeep bagged six points in the first round and then kept on extending it to eventually win his bout 8-0. PTI CM SSCadvertisementlast_img

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