Geeta wins bronze, Hitender misses out
Geeta Phogat bagged a bronze in the Women’s freestyle 58kg category, while Hitender Beniwal lost his bronze-medal play-off bout to return empty-handed in the Men’s 125kg division in the Senior Asian Wrestling Championship in Doha.
Geeta defeated Thi Loan Nguyen of Vietnam by fall verdict in the bronze medal play-off, to settle for the third position last night, according to the Wrestling Federation of India. Geeta earned five classification points in the match and also came out with four technical points. Her opponent could not get off the mark and the Indian won rather convincingly.
En-route to the bronze medal play-off, Geeta lost in only one pool bout to Kaori Icho of Japan, the Olympic gold medallist.
Having returned from an injury lay-off, Geeta won her first match against Salomat Kuchimova of Uzbekistan, by fall (11-0) to enter the next round.