Sajan Bhanwal suffered a narrow 5-6 defeat in the bronze medal play-off as India’s Greco Roman campaign ended without any medal at the Under-23 World Wrestling Championship, here on Tuesday.
The talented 20-year old from Haryana erased a 1-5 deficit against Russia’s Ismail’s Saidkhasanov to make it 5-5 but lost a point when he stepped out in the second period of the 77kg bout.
Ismail, the silver medallist at this year’s U-23 European Championship, held onto his narrow lead with Sajan losing steam towards the end.
Sajan had grabbed his maiden international gold at this year’s junior Asian Championship and is the only Indian grappler to win back-to-back medals at the junior world championship bronze in 2017 (Finland) and silver in 2018 (Slovakia).
It turned out to be yet another poor show by other Greco Roman wrestlers as none of the six in action could win a single bout.
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