Rome Ranking 2021 GR LIVE: Hope still alive for India, Arjun wins Bronze, Naveen, Neeraj qualify for Bronze medal match

Rome Ranking 2021 Day 1, GR LIVE: Arjun Halakurki secures a Bronze after winning against the Portuguese Andre Ricardo Silva by 8-0 after losing his first 2 matches against Khorlan ZHAKANSHA and Viktor VEDERNIKOV. Naveen lost to the Egyptian Abdellatif Mohamed Ahmed Mohamed in the semi-finals in the 130kgs category and will now play a Bronze medal match along with Neeraj, who also stands a chance to win Bronze. Gaurav lost to the Turkish Murat Firat 11-0 in Repechage.

After a poor start for India, Gaurav defeated the Italian Steve Momilia in the pre-quarter but lost to Mate Krasnazi in the quarter-finals and is now out of the tournament.

Neeraj and Manish are out of the tournament as well after being defeated by Sultan Assetulya and Ildar Hafizov in the 63 and 60kgs weight category, respectively.

World No.4 Sunil Kumar was defeated by Russian Bekkhan Ozdoev in Qualification Round. It took Ozdoev less than 2 minutes to defeat Sunil Kumar as he won 8-0.

Deepanshu also lost his match against the American Daniel Collett MILLER and is out of the tournament.

UWW  Rome Rankings Series Results Day 1 –

Qualification Round
Greco Roman- 87kg
Bekkhan OZDOEV (RUS) df Kumar SUNIL (IND) by 8-0

Round 1
Greco Roman – 55Kg
(KAZ) Khorlan ZHAKANSHA df (IND) Arjun HALAKURKI by 18 – 08

Qualification Round
Greco Roman-97 Kg
(USA) Daniel Collett MILLER df (IND) Deepanshu by 2- 1

Pre- Quarter
Greco Roman-67 Kg
(IND) Gaurav DUHOON df (ITA) Steve MOMILIA by 12- 0

Round 2
Greco – Roman – 55 KG
Viktor VEDERNIKOV (RUS) df Arjun HALAKURKI (IND) by 9- 1

Greco – Roman – 130kg
(IND) Naveen  df (ITA) Samuele VARICELLI by 1-1


Greco- Roman – 63kg
KAZ) Sultan ASSETULY df (IND) Neeraj by 4-1

Greco – Roman – 60kg
(USA) Ildar HAFIZOV df (IND) Manish by 11-3

Greco -Roman -130kg
Mohamed Ahmed (EGY) df. Naveen (IND) by 03- 1

Round 3
Greco Roman – 55Kg
(IND) Arjun HALAKURKI df (POR) Andre Ricardo SILVA by 08 – 0

Greco Roman – 67Kg
Murat FIRAT (TUR) df. Gaurav DUHOON (IND) by 11-0

Greco Roman – 63Kg
Neeraj NEERAJ (IND) df Aleksei TADYKIN (RUS) by 7-3

Rome Rankings Series 2021 Schedule

March 4 – GR 55-60-63-67-87-97-130kg

March 5 – GR 72-77-82kg & WW – 57-62-68-76kg

March 6 – WW – 50-53-55-59-65-72kg & FS – 97-125kg

March 7 –  FS – 57-61-65-70-74-79-86-92kg