Harpreet Singh Wins Bronze Medal

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Harpreet Singh won bronze medal in the Asian Wrestling Championships in the Greco-Roman 80 kilogram category. Harpreet beat Na Junjie of China 3-2 in the game.

Ramin Soltanmorad of Iran clinched the gold by defeating Kim Junehyoung of South Korea 3-1 in the final.

Greco-Roman (US) or Graeco-Roman (UK) wrestling is a style of wrestling that is practiced worldwide. It was contested at the first modern Olympic Games in 1896 and has been included in every edition of the summer Olympics held since 1908.

Two wrestlers are scored for their performance in two three-minute periods, which can be terminated early by a pin (or fall). This style of wrestling forbids holds below the waist; this is the major difference from freestyle wrestling, the other form of wrestling at the Olympics.

This restriction results in an emphasis on throws because a wrestler cannot use trips to take an opponent to the ground, or avoid throws by hooking or grabbing the opponent’s leg.

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