On the primary day of the UWW World Championships, all 4 Indian free-style wrestlers emerged victorious of their opening-round matches. Abhimanyu, competing within the 70kg class, stunned the world quantity 7, Ukraine’s Ihor Nykyforuk, by defeating him 19-9. Abhimanyu, who beforehand received a bronze medal on the U23 World Championships, secured a victory by fall (VFA) when the referee stopped the competition 2.41 minutes into the second three-minute session. Abhimanyu will now face Nicolai Grahmez of Moldova within the pre-quarterfinals.
Akash Dahiya additionally had a profitable begin, defeating his Moldovan opponent Leomid Colesnic with a rating of 10-5. Dahiya, ranked twenty first on the earth, will now face Uzbekistan’s Jahongirmirza Turobov, seeded sixth and a gold medalist on the 2021 Asian Championships.
In one other match, Sandeep Mann, competing within the 86kg class, defeated Dejan Mitrov of North Macedonia with a win by technical superiority (10-0). Mann will now face Lin Zushen of China within the second qualification spherical.
India’s 125kg grappler Sumit had a comparatively straightforward match towards Japanese Taiki Yamamoto, profitable 3-1. Sumit, ranked twenty ninth on the earth, will now face Poland’s Robert Baran, the seventh seed who’s a silver medalist on the European Championships and a quarterfinalist on the 2016 Rio Olympic Video games.