Two Indian Greco-Roman wrestlers Manish and Sajan have entered the bronze-medal round of their respective weight categories in the Junior World Wrestling championships in Finland.
In the event being held at Tampere, while Manish came up with a dominating show to advance to the bronze-medal round in the 60kg category, Sajan made the cut only after his quarterfinal stage opponent from Kyrgyzstan reached the finals in 74 kg division.
Manish won three bouts on the trot to storm into the semifinals of Greco-Roman 60kg. However, he failed to maintain the momentum and went down to Keramat Morad Abdevali of Iran 1-3 in his semifinal bout. Manish will now fight for a bronze medal with Hassan Ahmed Mohamed of Egypt in a third-fourth place match, scheduled later tonight.
Sajan, on the other hand lost his very first bout against Akzhol Makhmudov 2-10. But when the Kyrgyzstani grappler reached the gold medal round, Sajan got a chance to fight in repechage. He had to fight two repechage rounds and the Indian beat both his rivals rather comfortably. Sajan will take on Ali Osman Erbay of Turkey for the Bronze medal.
However, it was curtains for the other two Indians Sagar (96kg) and Arjun Halakurki (50kg).